The Tolerant Society

Paperback | March 24, 1988

byLee C. Bollinger

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Bollinger provides a masterful critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, finding these theories persuasive but inadequate. Buttressing his argument with references to the Skokie case and many other examples, as well as a careful analysis of the primary literature on free speech,he contends that the real value of toleration of extremist speech lies in the extraordinary self-control toward antisocial behavior that it elicits: society is strengthened by the exercise of tolerance.

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Bollinger provides a masterful critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, finding these theories persuasive but inadequate. Buttressing his argument with references to the Skokie case and many other examples, as well as a careful analysis of the primary literature on free speech,he contends that the real value of tolerati...

Lee C. Bollinger is at University of Michigan Law School.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 5.31 × 7.99 × 0.67 inPublished:March 24, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019505430X

ISBN - 13:9780195054309

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"Very occasionally a book is published that takes an entirely new approach to an old topic. Lee Bollinger has written such a book about freedom of expression....A very stimulating book, which offers a new look at First Amendment theory. All students and teachers of freedom of speech will findit challenging.--Quarterly Journal of Speech