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Free Speech in an Open Society

Smolla, Rodney A.

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ISBN 10: 0679407278 / ISBN 13: 9780679407270
Published by Knopf, New York, 1992
Condition: very good, very good
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25 cm, 429, notes, index, slight wear to DJ edges. Inscribed by the author. The author argues that even seemingly reasonable regulation of speech tends to progress inexorably toward censorship. Bookseller Inventory # 48606

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Title: Free Speech in an Open Society

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Edition. First? Printing.

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An exploration of the future of free speech argues that freedom of speech is constantly threatened by other social interests, analyzing symbolic and violent dissent and the "clear and present danger" doctrine

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"A clear-headed guide through difficult terrain...Well-written, firm in its judgements, passionate about speech itself." --Washington Post Book World
"A scholarly work that goes beyond the platitudes of the debate over the First Amendment."--The Los Angeles Times

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