Freedom of Speech: Words Are Not Deeds (Hardcover)

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This work provides a philosophical framework within which the free speech clause of the Constitution's First Amendment may be understood. While much has been written on the First Amendment, this work is unique in offering an historically based thesis illuminating a point virtually ignored in the literature--the absolutist quality of the free speech clause and the philosophical dualism (words/deeds) on which it is based. Given the increasingly powerful forces favoring group rights in order to generate laws which would silence "offensive" speech, this book provides a radical challenge to the frameworks within which many such contemporary arguments are cast. It also reminds putative censors of the very special role free speech plays in any democratic community which aims to be self-governing.


Publisher Praeger Publishers
Mfg Part# 9780275947194
SKU 210462732
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 027594719X
Release Date 12/12/2011
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