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There’s No Such Thing as Free Speech

Title

There’s No Such Thing as Free Speech

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Excerpt

We are in an era when much of what passes for debate is merely moral posturing. We see traditional family values versus the cultural elite, and free speech versus censorship. We hear reflexive name-calling--the terms "liberal" and "politically correct" are used with as much dismissive scorn by the right as "reactionary" and "fascinst" are by the left. Amid this controversy, Stanley Fish has emerged as a brilliantly original critic of the culture at large, praised and pilloried as a vigorous debunker of the pieties of both the left and the right. His mission is not to win the cultural wars that preoccupy the nation's attention, but rather to redefine the terms of the battle.

Description

xii, 332 pages ; 24 cm

ISBN

0195080181

Publication Date

1994

Publisher

Oxford Univ. Press

City

New York

Keywords

Freedom of speech, Academic freedom

Disciplines

First Amendment | Law

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-317) and index.