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Description - The Irony of Free Speech by Owen Fiss

How free is the speech of someone who can't be heard? Not very - and this, Owen Fiss suggests is where the First Amendment comes in. He reframes the debate by showing how restrictions on political expenditures, hate speech, and pornography can be defended in terms of the First Amendment, not despite it. He reminds us that the state can be the friend of freedom, protecting and fostering speech that might otherwise die unheard, depriving our democracy of the full range and richness of its composition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674466616
ISBN-10: 0674466616
Format: Paperback
(222mm x 133mm x 8mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Owen Fiss

Owen M. Fiss is Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School.

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