Free speech for me--but not for thee

how the American left and right relentlessly censor each other


Author: Nat Hentoff

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060995102

Category: Law

Page: 405

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Hentoff's timely, fact-filled, and illuminating book describes the current assault on free speech from all points of the political spectrum--even from the traditionally liberal groups now intent on repressing opinions thought "politically incorrect".

Handbuch Angewandte Ethik


Author: Ralf Stoecker,Christian Neuhäuser,Marie-Luise Raters

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476053202

Category: Philosophy

Page: 537

View: 3080

Ethische Fragen betreffen alle Gesellschaftsbereiche. Sie stellen sich bei Themen wie sozialer Gerechtigkeit sowie in politischen oder ökologischen Debatten. Das Handbuch erfasst die Angewandte Ethik systematisch und historisch, beschreibt ihre rechtliche und institutionelle Situation sowie die relevanten Teilbereiche, wie z.B. Forschungs-, Wirtschafts- und Bioethik. Im Zentrum stehen konkrete Fragen aus dem Privat- und Sozialleben des Menschen, der medizinischen Ethik sowie der Umwelt- und Tierethik.

Multikulturalismus Und Political Correctness in Den USA


Author: Mathias Hildebrandt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531148762

Category: Political Science

Page: 551

View: 462

Die Debatte um Multikulturalismus und Political Correctness dominierte in den 90er Jahren die öffentliche Auseinandersetzung in den USA und prägte die amerikanische politische Kultur nachhaltig. Ihre Erschütterungen reichten bis Europa und Deutschland. Mathias Hildebrandt berücksichtigt nicht nur die historische Tiefendimension dieser US-amerikanischen Selbstverständnisdebatte anhand der Rekonstruktion der zentralen Kampfbegriffe, sondern arbeitet auch die wesentlichen philosophischen und theoretischen Konzepte des postmodernen Multikulturalismus und dessen politische Ordnungskonzeption für die USA heraus. Neben diesen Dimensionen verfolgt der Autor die Debatte in die umstrittenen Policy-Felder, wie Schul- und akademische Bildungspolitik, Auseinandersetzung sowie Meinungsfreiheit und Sexual Harassment ebenso wie Affirmative Action Politik, und analysiert deren strukturelle und verfassungsrechtliche Aspekte.

Christians, Free Expression, and the Common Good

Getting Beyond the Censorship Impulse


Author: Gordon S. Jackson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498504027

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

View: 1933

This study contends that Christians in Western democracies should champion free expression, not only for their own wellbeing but also for the good of their societies. The book presents a theology of free expression and examines a paradox: why censorship is dangerous, and why it remains present even in vibrant democracies.

Unlearning Liberty

Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate


Author: Greg Lukianoff

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594037337

Category: Education

Page: 304

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For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America’s colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society. Drawing on a decade of experience battling for freedom of speech on campus, First Amendment lawyer Greg Lukianoff reveals how higher education fails to teach students to become critical thinkers: by stifling open debate, our campuses are supercharging ideological divisions, promoting groupthink, and encouraging an unscholarly certainty about complex issues. Lukianoff walks readers through the life of a modern-day college student, from orientation to the end of freshman year. Through this lens, he describes startling violations of free speech rights: a student in Indiana punished for publicly reading a book, a student in Georgia expelled for a pro-environment collage he posted on Facebook, students at Yale banned from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on a T shirt, and students across the country corralled into tiny “free speech zones” when they wanted to express their views. But Lukianoff goes further, demonstrating how this culture of censorship is bleeding into the larger society. As he explores public controversies involving Juan Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins, Larry Summers—even Dave Barry and Jon Stewart—Lukianoff paints a stark picture of our ability as a nation to discuss important issues rationally. Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate illuminates how intolerance for dissent and debate on today’s campus threatens the freedom of every citizen and makes us all just a little bit dumber.

Must We Defend Nazis?

Hate Speech, Pornography, and the New First Amendment


Author: Richard Delgado,Jean Stefancic

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814721044

Category: Law

Page: 238

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In Must We Defend Nazis?, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic set out to liberate speech from its current straight-jacket. Over the past hundred years, almost all of American law has matured from the mechanical jurisprudence approach--which held that cases could be solved on the basis of legal rules and logic alone--to that of legal realism--which maintains that legal reasoning must also take into account social policy, common sense, and experience. But in the area of free speech, the authors argue, such archaic formulas as the prohibition against content regulation, the maxim that the cure for bad speech is more speech, and the speech/act distinction continue to reign, creating a system which fails to take account of the harms speech can cause to disempowered, marginalized people. Focusing on the issues of hate-speech and pornography, this volume examines the efforts of reformers to oblige society and law to take account of such harms. It contends that the values of free expression and equal dignity stand in reciprocal relation. Speech in any sort of meaningful sense requires equal dignity, equal access, and equal respect on the parts of all of the speakers in a dialogue; free speech, in other words, presupposes equality. The authors argue for a system of free speech which takes into account nuance, context-sensitivity, and competing values such as human dignity and equal protection of the law.

America's First Network TV Censor

The Work of NBC's Stockton Helffrich


Author: Robert Pondillo

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809385740

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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America’s First Network TV Censor: The Work of NBC’s Stockton Helffrichis a unique examination of early television censorship, centered around the papers of Stockton Helffrich, the first manager of the censorship department at NBC. Set against the backdrop of postwar America and contextualized by myriad primary sources including original interviews and unpublished material, Helffrich’s reports illustrate how early censorship of advertising, language, and depictions of sex, violence, and race shaped the new medium. While other books have cited Helffrich’s reports, none have considered them as a body of work, complemented by the details of Helffrich’s life and the era in which he lived. America’s First Network TV Censor explores the ways in which Helffrich’s personal history and social class influenced his perception of his role as NBC-TV censor and his tendency to ignore certain political and cultural taboos while embracing others. Author Robert Pondillo considers Helffrich’s life in broadcasting before and after the Second World War, and his censorial work in the context of 1950s American culture and emerging network television. Pondillo discusses the ways that cultural phenomena, including the arrival of the mid-twentieth-century religious boom, McCarthyism, the dawn of the Civil Rights era, and the social upheaval over sex, music, and youth, contributed to a general sense that the country was morally adrift and ripe for communist takeover. Five often-censored subjects—advertising, language, and depictions of sex, violence, and race—are explored in detail, exposing the surprising complexity and nuance of early media censorship. Questions of whether too many sadistic westerns would coarsen America’s children, how to talk about homosexuality without using the word “homosexuality,” and how best to advertise toilet paper without offending people were on Helffrich’s mind; his answers to these questions helped shape the broadcast media we know today.

Hear Me Talkin' to Ya


Author: Nat Shapiro,Nat Hentoff

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486171361

Category: Music

Page: 464

View: 8871

In this marvelous oral history, the words of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Billy Holiday trace the birth, growth, and changes in jazz over the years.

Listen to the Stories

Nat Hentoff on Jazz and Country Music


Author: Nat Hentoff

Publisher: Perennial

ISBN: 9780060927127

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 7212

Does this School Have Capital Punishment?


Author: Nat Hentoff

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780440920700

Category: Jazz

Page: 170

View: 6306

At a prestigious prep school in New York, Sam Davidson faces expulsion from school when he is wrongly accused of possessing marijuana and seeks help from a friendly jazz musician.

Bob Dylan

The Early Years : a Retrospective


Author: Craig McGregor

Publisher: Perseus Books

ISBN: 9780306804168

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 407

View: 7215

This book collects the best of writings about Dylan from the years when he was on everybody's mind-and radio.