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American Exceptionalism and Its Limits

Erik Bleich

in The Freedom to Be Racist?: How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199739684
eISBN:
9780199914579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739684.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

To understand how the United States has balanced protecting free speech and curbing harmful speech, this chapter takes the long view. In the first half of the twentieth century, states had the ... More


The Day of the Cross

Rodney A. Smolla

in Confessions of a Free Speech Lawyer: Charlottesville and the Politics of Hate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749650
eISBN:
9781501749674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749650.003.0023
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter recounts the call to conscience issued by Congregate Charlottesville, Black Lives Matter, and their allies, coupled with the ugly events in Charlottesville at the Ku Klux Klan rally on ... More


A Call from the Task Force

Rodney A. Smolla

in Confessions of a Free Speech Lawyer: Charlottesville and the Politics of Hate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749650
eISBN:
9781501749674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749650.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter introduces the task force created by Governor Terry McAuliffe in Richmond, Virginia that are tasked to study the racial violence in the city of Charlottesville during the summer of 2017. ... More


The Marketplace Doubles Down

Rodney A. Smolla

in Confessions of a Free Speech Lawyer: Charlottesville and the Politics of Hate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749650
eISBN:
9781501749674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749650.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the shift from the order and morality theory to the marketplace theory that took place in a series of landmark cases that span decades. It recounts events wherein the First ... More


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