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
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Lee C. Bollinger is Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.
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11 therefore be included in the category of “ political ” speech . Knowledge of Shakespeare is as essential to wise political decisions as any explicitly political expression , Meiklejohn congenially rejoined .
He subsequently described his objectives in the following terms : I undertook to defend this principle by showing it to be a consequence of a particular idea about the limits of legitimate political authority : namely that the ...
Meiklejohn , “ Free Speech , ” in Political Freedom , 37. Recent cases have extended First Amendment protection to commercial speech , rejecting Meiklejohn's relegation of commercial speech to Fifth Amendment protections .
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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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