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The harm in hate speech, Jeremy Waldron

Label
The harm in hate speech
Title
The harm in hate speech
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Waldron
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Every liberal democracy has laws or codes against hate speech--except the United States. For constitutionalists, regulation of hate speech violates the First Amendment and damages a free society. Against this absolutist view, Jeremy Waldron argues powerfully that hate speech should be regulated as part of our commitment to human dignity and to inclusion and respect for members of vulnerable minorities. Causing offense--by depicting a religious leader as a terrorist in a newspaper cartoon, for example--is not the same as launching a libelous attack on a group's dignity, according to Waldron, and it lies outside the reach of law. But defamation of a minority group, through hate speech, undermines a public good that can and should be protected: the basic assurance of inclusion in society for all members. A social environment polluted by anti-gay leaflets, Nazi banners, and burning crosses sends an implicit message to the targets of such hatred: your security is uncertain and you can expect to face humiliation and discrimination when you leave your home. Free-speech advocates boast of despising what racists say but defending to the death their right to say it. Waldron finds this emphasis on intellectual resilience misguided and points instead to the threat hate speech poses to the lives, dignity, and reputations of minority members. Finding support for his view among philosophers of the Enlightenment, Waldron asks us to move beyond knee-jerk American exceptionalism in our debates over the serious consequences of hateful speech"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waldron, Jeremy
Dewey number
345.73/0256
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9345
LC item number
.W34 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Oliver Wendell Holmes Lectures
Series volume
2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hate speech
  • Freedom of speech
Label
The harm in hate speech, Jeremy Waldron
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Approaching hate speech -- Anthony Lewis's freedom for the thought that we hate -- Why call hate speech group libel? -- The appearance of hate -- Protecting dignity or protection from offense? -- C. Edwin Baker and the autonomy argument -- Ronald Dworkin and the legitimacy argument -- Toleration and calumny
Control code
1374518
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780674065895
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011046700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1374518
  • (OCoLC)758383685
Label
The harm in hate speech, Jeremy Waldron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Approaching hate speech -- Anthony Lewis's freedom for the thought that we hate -- Why call hate speech group libel? -- The appearance of hate -- Protecting dignity or protection from offense? -- C. Edwin Baker and the autonomy argument -- Ronald Dworkin and the legitimacy argument -- Toleration and calumny
Control code
1374518
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780674065895
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011046700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1374518
  • (OCoLC)758383685

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