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The tolerant society : freedom of speech and extremist speech in America, Lee C. Bollinger

Label
The tolerant society : freedom of speech and extremist speech in America
Title
The tolerant society
Title remainder
freedom of speech and extremist speech in America
Statement of responsibility
Lee C. Bollinger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 benefits of the free interchange of ideas include the greater likelihood of serving truth and of promoting wise decisions in a democracy. Bollinger finds these theories persuasive but inadequate. Buttrressing his argument with references to the Skokie case and many other examples, as well as a careful analysis of the primary literature on free speech, he contends that the real value of toloeration of extremist speech lies in the extraordinary self-control toward antisocial behavior that it elicits: society is stengthened by the exercise of tolerance, he maintains. The problem of finding an appropriate response -- especially when emotions make measured response difficult -- is common to all social interaction, Bollinger points out, and there are useful lesons to be learned from withholding punishment even for what is conceded to be bad behavior
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bollinger, Lee C.
Dewey number
  • 342.73/0853
  • 347.302853
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4772
LC item number
.B65 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of speech
  • Liberté d'expression
  • Recht van meningsuiting
  • Redefreiheit
  • Radikalismus
  • Meinungsfreiheit
  • USA
Label
The tolerant society : freedom of speech and extremist speech in America, Lee C. Bollinger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 249-290
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction --- Enslaved to freedom? --- The classical model and its limits --- The fortress model and its limits --- The quest for the tolerant mind --- The internal dialectic of tolerance --- Drawing lines and the virtues of ambiguity --- Searching for the right voice --- An agenda for the general tolerance theory
Control code
12558122
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780195040005
Lccn
85021410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)12558122
Label
The tolerant society : freedom of speech and extremist speech in America, Lee C. Bollinger
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 249-290
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction --- Enslaved to freedom? --- The classical model and its limits --- The fortress model and its limits --- The quest for the tolerant mind --- The internal dialectic of tolerance --- Drawing lines and the virtues of ambiguity --- Searching for the right voice --- An agenda for the general tolerance theory
Control code
12558122
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780195040005
Lccn
85021410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)12558122

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