Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 March 1988

320 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195054309

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The Tolerant Society

Lee C. Bollinger

Bollinger provides a masterful critique of the major theories of freedom of expression, finding these theories persuasive but inadequate. Buttressing his argument with references to the well-known Skokie case and many other examples, as well as with a careful analysis of the primary literature on free speech, he contends that the real value of toleration of extremist speech lies in the extraordinary self-control toward antisocial behavior that it elicits: society is strengthened by the exercise of tolerance.


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