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Title: Hate Speech - the History of an American Controversy
Description: Lincoln, Nebraska, The University of Nebraska Press. 1994. (ISBN: 0803297513). Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with no inscriptions. xi + 241 pages. The American First Amendment protects even the most offensive forms of expression: racial slurs, hateful religious propaganda, and cross burning. No other country in the world offers the same kind of protection to offensive speech. The book provides the first comprehensive account of the history of the hate speech controversy in the United States. Professor Walker examines the issue, from the conflicts over the Ku Klux Klan in he 1920's and American Nazi groups in the 1930's, to the famous Skokie episode in 1977-78, and the campus culture wars of the 1990's. He argues that the civil rights movement played a central role in developing America's strong free speech tradition. The courts were very concerned about protecting the provocative and even offensive forms of expression by civil rights forces. Civil rights groups, therefore, preferred to protect rather than restrict offensive speech - even if it meant protecting racist speech. C3B. Fine/No Jacket.

Keywords: Hate Speech, Racial Discrimination, Freedom of Speech, American History, Us First Amendment, Ku Klux Klan, Skokie Episode 0803297513

Price: GBP 8.00 = appr. US$ 11.42 Seller: Goldring Books
- Book number: 009103

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