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From the Publisher"What are the appropriate limits to freedom of expression in societies that wish to be democratic, multi-cultural, and committed to the human rights of all? Ivan Hare and James Weinstein have assembled a dazzling array of talent from a variety of disciplines, jurisdictions, and viewpoints to explain and debate a controversy that is intellectually complex, politically explosive, and as current as today's news. Extreme Speech and Democracy is a mine of information and argument that will be quarried for years to come. This is quite simply the most sophisticated, penetrating, and ambitious study of these issues available."
FBA, Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Oxford
"The papers in this book bring a penetrating scholarship to the law relating to extreme speech and to the political philosophy which is the subject's real challenge. Whether you believe in free expression warts and all, or in censorship for the sake of public tranquility, you will find these contributions a major intellectual resource."
—Lord Justice Laws,
High Court of Justice of England and Wales, Queen's Bench Division
"This is a book of the sort that you feared the internet might have driven off our bookshelves. It is compendious, thoughtful, learned and very well produced and laid out. The topic is both provocative and important, being no less than the future of our liberal culture and the task it faces in accommodating itself to the challenge of extremism without destroying all that is good about itself in the process. The thirty one contributors - an all-star, generally Anglo-American cast but with strong Continental and Canadian input from time to time, the whole presided over by the high priest of liberal values Ronald Dworkin (who contributes an excellent introduction) - generally rises to the challenge. The book is one to be read through from start to finish or enjoyed in bite-sized chunks grabbed as the opportunity arises. Almost all of it leaves the reader with much to savour."
— CONOR GEARTY (London School of Economics)