Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition

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"Courting the Abyss" updates the philosophy of free expression for a world that is very different from the one in which it originated. The notion that a free society should allow Klansmen, neo-Nazis, sundry extremists, and pornographers to spread their doctrines as freely as everyone else has come increasingly under fire. At the same time, in the wake of 9/11, the Right and the Left continue to wage war over the utility of an absolute vision of free speech in a time of increased national security. "Courting the Abyss" ...

Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226662749

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