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The Resource Hate : why we should resist it with free speech, not censorship, Nadine Strossen

Hate : why we should resist it with free speech, not censorship, Nadine Strossen

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Hate : why we should resist it with free speech, not censorship
Title
Hate
Title remainder
why we should resist it with free speech, not censorship
Statement of responsibility
Nadine Strossen
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • We live in an era in which offensive speech is on the rise. The emergence of the alt-right alone has fueled a marked increase in racist and anti-Semitic speech. Given its potential for harm, should this speech be banned? Nadine Strossen's HATE dispels the many misunderstandings that have clouded the perpetual debates about "hate speech vs. free speech." She argues that an expansive approach to the First Amendment is most effective at promoting democracy, equality, and societal harmony. Proponents of anti-hate speech laws stress the harms that they fear such speech might lead to: discrimination, violence, and psychic injuries. However, there has been no rigorous analysis to date of whether the laws effectively counter the feared harms. This book fills that gap, examining our actual experience with such laws. It shows that they are not effective in reducing the feared harms, and worse yet, are likely counterproductive. Even in established democracies, enforcement officials use the power these laws give them to suppress vital expression and target minority viewpoints, as was the case in earlier periods of U.S. history. The solution instead, as Strossen shows, is to promote equality and societal harmony through the increasingly vibrant "counterspeech" activism that has been flourishing on U.S. college campuses and in some global human rights movements. Strossen's powerful argument on behalf of free expression promises to shift the debate around this perennially contentious topic. --
  • "Dispelling rampant confusion about "hate speech," this book explains how U.S. law appropriately distinguishes between punishable and protected discriminatory speech. It shows that more speech-restrictive laws consistently have suppressed vital expression about public issues, targeting minority viewpoints and speakers; and that "counterspeech" has more effectively promoted equality and societal harmony"--
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Strossen, Nadine
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Inalienable rights series
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  • Hate speech
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of speech
  • Hate speech
  • United States
Label
Hate : why we should resist it with free speech, not censorship, Nadine Strossen
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Copyright
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Overview -- 2. "Hate speech" laws violate fundamental free speech and equality principles -- 3. When "hate speech" is protected and when it is punishable -- 4. Because of their intractable vagueness and overbreadth, "hate speech" laws undermine free speech and equality -- 5. Is it possible to draft a "hate speech" law that is not unduly vague or overbroad? -- 6. Does constitutionally protected "hate speech" actually cause the feared harms? -- 7. "Hate speech" laws are at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive -- 8. Non-censorial methods effectively curb the potential harms of constitutionally protected "hate speech" -- 9. Conclusion: looking back - and forward
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxv, 199 pages
Isbn
9780190859121
Lccn
2017054213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006617222
Label
Hate : why we should resist it with free speech, not censorship, Nadine Strossen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
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 -- 1. Overview -- 2. "Hate speech" laws violate fundamental free speech and equality principles -- 3. When "hate speech" is protected and when it is punishable -- 4. Because of their intractable vagueness and overbreadth, "hate speech" laws undermine free speech and equality -- 5. Is it possible to draft a "hate speech" law that is not unduly vague or overbroad? -- 6. Does constitutionally protected "hate speech" actually cause the feared harms? -- 7. "Hate speech" laws are at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive -- 8. Non-censorial methods effectively curb the potential harms of constitutionally protected "hate speech" -- 9. Conclusion: looking back - and forward
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxv, 199 pages
Isbn
9780190859121
Lccn
2017054213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006617222

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