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The irony of free speech

Author: Owen M Fiss
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
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How free is the speech of someone who can't be heard? Not very - and this, Owen Fiss suggests, is where the First Amendment comes in. In this book, a marvel of conciseness and eloquence, Fiss reframes the debate over free speech to reflect the First Amendment's role in ensuring public debate that is, in Justice William Brennan's words, truly "uninhibited, robust, and wide-open." By examining the silencing effects of
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Fiss, Owen M.
Irony of free speech.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605421993
Online version:
Fiss, Owen M.
Irony of free speech.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)609948315
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Owen M Fiss
ISBN: 0674466608 9780674466609 847432629X 9788474326291 0674466616 9780674466616
OCLC Number: 34640687
Description: 98 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The silencing effect of speech --
Art and the activist state --
The democratic mission of the press --
The challenge ahead.
Responsibility: Owen M. Fiss.

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In this slim but provocative volume, Yale law professor Owen Fiss addresses an impressively wide range of free speech issues, from hate literature and pornography through campaign financing, public Read more...

 
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