The adversary First Amendment : free expression and the foundations of American democracy / Martin H. Redish.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Law Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (x, 238 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780804786348; 0804786348.Subject(s): Freedom of expression -- United States | Freedom of speech -- United States | Democracy -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Adversary First Amendment : Free Expression and the Foundations of American Democracy.DDC classification: 323.440973 LOC classification: KF4770 | .R428 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-235) and index.
Introduction: the First Amendment and American democracy -- Adversary democracy and American political theory -- Cooperative democracy and public discourse: the flawed free speech theories of Robert Post and Alexander Meiklejohn -- Commercial speech and the twilight zone of viewpoint discrimination -- The anticorruption principle, free expression, and the democratic process -- Adversary democracy, political fraud, and the dilemma of anonymity -- Conclusion: the optimistic skepticism of the adversary First Amendment.
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This study presents a unique and controversial rethinking of the intersection between modern American democratic theory and free expression. It reshapes free speech as an outgrowth of adversary democracy, arguing that individuals should have the opportunity to affect the outcomes of collective decision-making according to their own personal values and interests. Adversary democracy recognises the inevitability of conflict within a democratic society, as well as the need for regulation of the conflict to prevent the onset of tyranny. In doing so, it embraces pluralism, diversity and individual growth and development.