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Fighting Words:
Individuals, Communities, and Liberties of Speech
Kent Greenawalt

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"This is an exceptionally thoughtful and readable study of the most urgent free speech controversies of our time. By linking the analysis to the conflicting demands of justice toward individuals and communities, and doing so with scrupulous fairness, Greenawalt will lead many readers to rethink their vision of the good society."--Norman Dorsen, Stokes Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

"A lucid and subtle discussion. Greenawalt shows keen understanding of the temptations to regulate speech while defending its freedom resourcefully and generously."--George Kateb, Princeton University

"All of Kent Greenawalt's work is characterized by meticulous care and scrupulous fairness in argument. These talents of admirable balance and professional craft are especially apparent in this book, and their application to some of the most controversial free speech issues of our times is a needed addition to the literature."--Frederick Schauer, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Harvard University

"By comparing American and Canadian perspectives, Greenawalt sheds light on how different constitutional cultures can reach different results on the same fundamental questions. This is a valuable work for anyone seeking to understand the most pressing free speech issues of our time."--Geoffrey R. Stone, Provost, University of Chicago

"Kent Greenawalt's important, insightful book provides thoughtful, lucid, well-balanced analyses of the most challenging contemporary free speech controversies. He carefully and sensitively examines and answers arguments, from across the political spectrum, for restricting allegedly harmful expression."--Nadine Strossen, President, American Civil Liberties Union

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