The Tolerant Society: Freedom of Speech and Extremist Speech in America
Oxford University Press, 1986 - 295 páginas
The First Amendment provides Americans with a far broader protection of free speech than that available in any other Western democracy, Lee Bollinger notes, and yet other democracies are not seen as significantly less open or more restrictive that the United States. Why do Americans guarantee
people the right to advocate the overthrow of the government or advance racist or genocidal ideas? Why, for example, protect the right of neo-Nazis to march in predominantly Jewish Skokie, Illinois?
In The Tolerant Society, Bollinger offers a masterful critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, and offers an alternative explanation. Traditional justifications for protecting extremist speech have turned largely on the inherent value of self-expression, maintaining that the
About the Author:
Lee C. Bollinger is Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.
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Just as to Mill intolerance was “ so natural to mankind , ” so it was to the English political economist Walter ... 13 What was said long ago of slavery seems to be equally true of persecution — it " exists by the law of nature .
no more disparaging , and despairing , view of the nature of the average person , of his and her natural tendency to be intolerant , is to be found than in the libertarian literature on the subject of free speech .
33 But we also know from his famous account of the nature of intolerance in the Abrams dissent , which we considered at some length in chapter 2 , that the desire or need to establish conformity of opinion had a much more complicated ...
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Bollinger, in this study of the First Amendment, examines some old chest nuts, such as the social and legal implications of the freedom of speech guarantee; the fragile, frequently tense majority rule ... Leer comentario completo
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