Fighting Words : Individuals, Communities, and Liberties of Speech.

Should "hate speech" be made a criminal offense, or does the First Amendment oblige Americans to permit the use of epithets directed against a person's race, religion, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual preference? Does a campus speech code enhance or degrade democratic values? When the...

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Author / Creator:Greenawalt, Kent.
Imprint:Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2001.
Description:1 online resource (202 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Freedom of speech -- United States.
Freedom of speech -- Canada.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
PHILOSOPHY -- Political.
Freedom of speech.
Canada.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11244972
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ISBN:9781400821679
1400821673
Notes:Print version record.
Summary:Should "hate speech" be made a criminal offense, or does the First Amendment oblige Americans to permit the use of epithets directed against a person's race, religion, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual preference? Does a campus speech code enhance or degrade democratic values? When the American flag is burned in protest, what rights of free speech are involved? In a lucid and balanced analysis of contemporary court cases dealing with these problems, as well as those of obscenity and workplace harassment, acclaimed First Amendment scholar Kent Greenawalt now addresses a broad general audience of.
Other form:Print version: Greenawalt, Kent. Fighting Words : Individuals, Communities, and Liberties of Speech. Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2001 9780691026008