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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Such a process may , however , complicate our efforts to develop an understanding of the social functions performed by the free speech idea . There can be a kind of artificiality , an excessive neatness of meaning , that this winnowing ...
Future debate on the merits of the free speech principle we now have must begin with an understanding of the goals of free speech . The purpose of this book is simply to contribute to that understanding . 1 Enslaved to Freedom ? a There ...
4 Kalven's unusual sensitivity led him to see both the singular quest for a unified theory of free speech and the sense of a close relationship between understanding free speech and understanding “ the society in which we live .
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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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