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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In this conception free speech derives its appeal by providing a method of addressing a ubiquitous social incapacity , not just a means of securing protection from that bad tendency for the special activity of speech , perhaps with the ...
The foregoing observations , though perhaps elemental , are nonetheless pivotal in arriving at an understanding of the relationship between tolerance of speech activity under the free speech principle and of behavior in other areas of ...
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 ...
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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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