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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The point is no longer to ask whether , for example , this is a regulation of the “ timing ” of speech , but rather whether the regulation of the timing is directed at forestalling the communicative impact of the speech .
moving speech activity from social regulation , we respond by claiming , implicitly , that there is no harm in that removal , not only because the behavior sought to be regulated is inconsequential but also because we freely allow ...
Communicative impact or content , regulation on the basis of , 33 , 181 , 202-12 Cover , Robert , 136 Defamation . See Libel , action for Differential treatment , advantages of , 121-23 , 201. See also Tolerance theory ( principle ) of ...
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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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