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What's wrong with the First Amendment?

Author: Steven H Shiffrin
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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What is Wrong with the First Amendment? argues that the US love affair with the First Amendment has mutated into free speech idolatry. Free speech has been placed on so high a pedestal that it is almost automatically privileged over privacy, fair trials, equality and public health, even protecting depictions of animal cruelty and violent video games sold to children. At the same time, dissent is unduly stifled and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven H Shiffrin
ISBN: 9781107160965 1107160960 9781316613771 1316613771
OCLC Number: 950611548
Description: xi, 228 pages ; 24 cm
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This book argues that America's relationship with the First Amendment jeopardizes privacy, equality, fair trials and democracy.  Read more...

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'Steven H. Shiffrin challenges the conventional wisdom that safeguarding the freedom of speech necessarily entails protecting almost all communicative activities without regard to the functions they Read more...

 
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