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  • Author:
    Lee C. Bollinger
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    0195040007
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    978-0195040005
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    Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (April 10, 1986)
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    307 pages
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In The Tolerant Society, Bollinger offers a masterful critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, and offers an alternative explanation.

In The Tolerant Society, Bollinger offers a masterful critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, and offers an alternative explanation. Traditional justifications for protecting extremist speech have turned largely on the inherent value of self-expression, maintaining that the benefits of the free interchange of ideas include the greater likelihood of serving truth and of promoting wise decisions in a democracy. Bollinger finds these theories persuasive but inadequate. Lee C. Bollinger Dean University of Michigan Law School.

A novel and imaginative perspective on the role of freedom of speech in our society. Rich in perceptive observations. As interesting on the third reading as on the first. Bollinger is at University of Michigan Law School.

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This book examines the consequences of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Freedom of Speech and Extremist Speech in America. While Americans benefit from its broad protection of freedom of speech, they also suffer from the extremes which result from interpretation of the same amendment. Bollinger provides a masterly critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, finding them persuasive but inadequate.

Lee Carroll Bollinger (born April 30, 1946) is an American lawyer and educator who is serving as the 19th president of Columbia University

Lee Carroll Bollinger (born April 30, 1946) is an American lawyer and educator who is serving as the 19th president of Columbia University. Formerly the president of the University of Michigan, he is a noted legal scholar of the First Amendment and freedom of speech. He was at the center of two notable United States Supreme Court cases regarding the use of affirmative action in admissions processes.

Bollinger, Lee . 1946-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Freedom of speech, Liberté d'expression, Recht van meningsuiting, Redefreiheit, Radikalismus, Meinungsfreiheit, United States Freedom of speech Law. Publisher. New York : Oxford University Press ; Oxford : Clarendon Press. Uploaded by LineK on October 20, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

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Yet Bollinger carefully reminds us that excessive tolerance can "destroy the collective bonds that nor-mally hold society together. II Perhaps there is no tolerant society, but instead a tolerant elite. Moreover, litigation should be seen "as an opportunity rather than a reason for distress. pro-vides the framework, the occasion, for the community to think about the things free speech is intended to raise for thought. What if we were to revise Bollinger's hypothesis, making the courts the educators of elites, and presuming that the elites-having been taught tolerance by the judges-will help to create a more tol-erant society?

Bollinger provides a masterful critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, finding these theories persuasive but inadequate.

Bollinger provides a masterful critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, finding these theories persuasive but inadequate. Bollinger provides a masterful critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, finding these theories persuasive but inadequate.

In The Tolerant Society, Bollinger offers a masterful critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, and offers an. .About the Author: Lee C. Bollinger is Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.

The First Amendment provides Americans with a far broader protection of free speech than that available in any other Western democracy, Lee Bollinger notes, and yet other democracies are not seen as significantly less open or more restrictive that the United States. Why do Americans guarantee people the right to advocate the overthrow of the government or advance racist or genocidal ideas? Why, for example, protect the right of neo-Nazis to march in predominantly Jewish Skokie, Illinois?In The Tolerant Society, Bollinger offers a masterful critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, and offers an alternative explanation. Traditional justifications for protecting extremist speech have turned largely on the inherent value of self-expression, maintaining that the benefits of the free interchange of ideas include the greater likelihood of serving truth and of promoting wise decisions in a democracy. Bollinger finds these theories persuasive but inadequate. Buttrressing 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 toloeration of extremist speech lies in the extraordinary self-control toward antisocial behavior that it elicits: society is stengthened by the exercise of tolerance, he maintains. The problem of finding an appropriate response--especially when emotions make measured response difficult--is common to all social interaction, Bollinger points out, and there are useful lesons to be learned from withholding punishment even for what is conceded to be bad behavior.About the Author:Lee C. Bollinger is Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.