• Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

    Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship
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    ISBN: 9780190089009
    Title: Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship
    Author: STROSSEN NADINE

    HATE explains the badly misunderstood First Amendment approach toward hateful speech, which overlaps substantially with international human rights principles. It shows that this approach is more effective than censorship in promoting all the essential values at stake: free speech, democracy, equality, dignity, diversity, and inclusivity. Under both US and international human rights law, government may punish hateful speech that directly causes specific imminent serious harms, but it may not punish speech solely because its message is disfavored, disturbing, or more generally feared to possibly contribute to some potential harm. To be sure, such speech might well contribute to discrimination and the like, but there is no evidence that suppressing it effectively counters these feared harms. Drawing from cases around the world, this book shows that such speech restrictions are at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive. They are predictably enforced to suppress important expression and disproportionately silence minority views and voices. More promising strategies focus on education and other forms of "counterspeech." The new epilogue extensively supports these conclusions in the increasingly important social media realm. Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
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