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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Therefore , Meiklejohn is noted for arguing that the meaning of free speech must be that all speech relating to the process of self - governance is “ absolutely ” protected against governmental suppression . Two other corollaries of ...
In chapter i we noted that the judges in the Skokie opinions had stated their own feelings of personal abhorrence for the messages they were insisting had to be tolerated , and we also noted that this could constitute a form of official ...
As noted in chap . 2 , Meiklejohn subsequently gave this apparently severe limitation on the scope of the First Amendment an expansive interpretation , saying that literature and art would be protected under his theory because such ...
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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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