Philosophy

Fighting Words: Individuals, Communities, and Liberties of Speech

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Price:
$38.95 / £32.00
ISBN:
Published:
06/02/1996
Copyright:
1996
Pages:
206
Size:
7.75 x 10 in.
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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 readers interested in the most current free speech issues.