Dissent, injustice, and the meanings of America /

Americans should not just tolerate dissent. They should encourage it. In this provocative and wide-ranging book, Steven Shiffrin makes this case by arguing that dissent should be promoted because it lies at the heart of a core American value: free speech. He contends, however, that the country'...

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Author / Creator:Shiffrin, Steven H., 1941-
Imprint:Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 204 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Freedom of speech -- United States.
Hate speech -- United States.
Racism in language.
Liberté d'expression -- États-Unis.
Propagande haineuse -- États-Unis.
Racisme dans le langage.
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Freedom of speech.
Hate speech.
Racism in language.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12314663
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ISBN:9780691001425
0691001421
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9781400813384
1400807298
9781400807291
9781400822966
1400822963
0691001421
9780691070230
9786612753671
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9781282753679
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-197) and index.
English.
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Summary:Americans should not just tolerate dissent. They should encourage it. In this provocative and wide-ranging book, Steven Shiffrin makes this case by arguing that dissent should be promoted because it lies at the heart of a core American value: free speech. He contends, however, that the country's major institutions--including the Supreme Court and the mass media--wrongly limit dissent. And he reflects on how society and the law should change to encourage nonconformity. Shiffrin is one of the country's leading first-amendment theorists. He advances his dissent-based theory of free spee.
Other form:Print version: Shiffrin, Steven H., 1941- Dissent, injustice, and the meanings of America. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999