Democracy and the Problem of Free Speech / Edition 1

Democracy and the Problem of Free Speech / Edition 1

by Cass R. Sunstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0028740009

ISBN-13: 2900028740002

Pub. Date: 02/01/1995

Publisher: Free Press

Freedom of speech is one of our greatest legal rights and Cass Sunstein is one of our greatest legal theorists. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to think seriously about the free speech issues facing this generation.
--
Akhil Amar, Southmayd Professor, Yale Law School


This is an important book. Beautifully clear and carefully

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Freedom of speech is one of our greatest legal rights and Cass Sunstein is one of our greatest legal theorists. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to think seriously about the free speech issues facing this generation.
--
Akhil Amar, Southmayd Professor, Yale Law School


This is an important book. Beautifully clear and carefully argued, Sunstein's contribution reaches well beyond the confines of academic debate. It will be of interest to any citizen concerned about freedom of speech and the current state of American democracy.
--
Joshua Cohen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


How can our constitutional protection of free speech serve to strengthen democracy? Cass Sunstein challenges conventional answers with a remarkable array of lucid arguments and legal examples. There is no better book on the subject.
--
Amy Gutmann, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor, Princeton University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900028740002
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
02/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii
Introduction xi
The Contemporary First Amendment
1(16)
A New Deal For Speech
17(36)
Broadcasting, Politics, Liberty
53(40)
Does the First Amendment Undermine Democracy?
93(28)
Political Speech and the Two-Tier First Amendment
121(46)
Discrimination and Selectivity: Hard Cases, Especially Cross-burning and Hate Speech
167(42)
More Hard Cases: Pornography, Government Arts Funding and Corporate Speech
209(32)
Deliberative Democracy
241(12)
Afterword: The Future of the First Amendment 253(24)
Notes 277(34)
Index 311

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