Destructive Messages: How Hate Speech Paves the Way For Harmful Social Movements

Destructive Messages: How Hate Speech Paves the Way For Harmful Social Movements

by Andrew Wiest, Jim Webb
     
 

Destructive Messages argues that hate speech is not dangerous only when it poses an immediate threat of harm. It is also dangerous when it is systematically developed over time, becoming part of a culturally acceptable dialogue which can foster the persecution of minorities.See more details below

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Destructive Messages argues that hate speech is not dangerous only when it poses an immediate threat of harm. It is also dangerous when it is systematically developed over time, becoming part of a culturally acceptable dialogue which can foster the persecution of minorities.

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"The genuine accomplishment of Tsesis's book...is to focus the hate speech debate on explicitly normative issues."

-Michigan Law Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814782729
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/19/2002
Series:
Critical America Series
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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"Tsesis lays out theoretical foundations that he argues should be intrinsic to a representative democracy . . . an important contribution to the literature about civil liberties and human rights."

-Choice,

"The genuine accomplishment of Tsesis's book...is to focus the hate speech debate on explicitly normative issues."

-Michigan Law Review ,

"[A] comprehensive and brilliant book from both a historical and analytical perspective. Drawing from the lessons of history, Alexander Tsesis shows persuasively the relevance of the Thirteenth Amendment to a wide range of the social and economic issues currently facing America, and he offers highly creative arguments that support the use of congressional power under the Thirteenth Amendment as a potent and effective means of meeting and resolving these issues."

-G. Sidney Buchanan,Baker & Botts Chaired Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center

"Tsesis vigorously presents a set of arguments that are rarely found in the conventional legal literature. . . . An interesting and challenging book."

-Sanford V. Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. ,Centennial Chair in Law and Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

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