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There's no such thing as free speech, and it's a good thing too [electronic resource] / Stanley Fish.

By: Fish, Stanley Eugene.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1994Description: 1 online resource (xii, 332 p.).ISBN: 9780198024194 (electronic bk.); 0198024193 (electronic bk.); 1280527781; 9781280527784.Subject(s): Freedom of speech | Freedom of speech -- United States | Academic freedom | Academic freedom -- United States | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights | Recht van meningsuiting | Academische vrijheid | Politieke correctheid | Freedom of speech | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: There's no such thing as free speech, and it's a good thing too.DDC classification: 323.4430973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- 1. Introduction: "That's Not Fair" -- PART I -- 2. The Common Touch, or, One Size Fits All -- Preface to Chapters 3 through 7 -- 3. The Empire Strikes Back -- 4. Reverse Racism, or, How the Pot Got to Call the Kettle Black -- 5. You Can Only Fight Discrimination with Discrimination -- 6. Bad Company -- 7. Speaking in Code, or, How to Turn Bigotry and Ignorance into Moral Principles -- 8. There's No Such Thing as Free Speech, and It's a Good Thing, Too -- 9. Jerry Falwell's Mother, or, What's the Harm? -- 10. Liberalism Doesn't Exist -- PART II -- 11. The Law Wishes to Have a Formal Existence -- 12. Play of Surfaces: Theory and the Law -- 13. Almost Pragmatism: The Jurisprudence of Richard Posner, Richard Rorty, and Ronald Dworkin -- 14. Being Interdisciplinary Is So Very Hard to Do -- 15. The Young and the Restless -- 16. Milton's Career and the Career of Theory -- 17. Milton, Thou Shouldst Be Living at This Hour -- 18. The Unbearable Ugliness of Volvos -- Appendix. Fish Tales: A Conversation with "The Contemporary Sophist" -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Last Page
Summary: In an era when much of what passes for debate is merely moral posturing - traditional family values versus the cultural elite, free speech versus censorship - the terms 'liberal' and 'politically correct', are used with as much dismissive scorn by the right as 'reactionary' and 'fascist' are by the left. In There's No Such Thing as Free Speech, Fish takes aim at the ideological gridlock paralyzing academic and political exchange in the nineties. In his witty, accessible dissections of the swirling controversies over multiculturalism, affirmative action, canon revision, hate speech, and legal reform, he takes both the left and the right equally to task. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the outcome of America's cultural wars.
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Cover -- Contents -- 1. Introduction: "That's Not Fair" -- PART I -- 2. The Common Touch, or, One Size Fits All -- Preface to Chapters 3 through 7 -- 3. The Empire Strikes Back -- 4. Reverse Racism, or, How the Pot Got to Call the Kettle Black -- 5. You Can Only Fight Discrimination with Discrimination -- 6. Bad Company -- 7. Speaking in Code, or, How to Turn Bigotry and Ignorance into Moral Principles -- 8. There's No Such Thing as Free Speech, and It's a Good Thing, Too -- 9. Jerry Falwell's Mother, or, What's the Harm? -- 10. Liberalism Doesn't Exist -- PART II -- 11. The Law Wishes to Have a Formal Existence -- 12. Play of Surfaces: Theory and the Law -- 13. Almost Pragmatism: The Jurisprudence of Richard Posner, Richard Rorty, and Ronald Dworkin -- 14. Being Interdisciplinary Is So Very Hard to Do -- 15. The Young and the Restless -- 16. Milton's Career and the Career of Theory -- 17. Milton, Thou Shouldst Be Living at This Hour -- 18. The Unbearable Ugliness of Volvos -- Appendix. Fish Tales: A Conversation with "The Contemporary Sophist" -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Last Page

In an era when much of what passes for debate is merely moral posturing - traditional family values versus the cultural elite, free speech versus censorship - the terms 'liberal' and 'politically correct', are used with as much dismissive scorn by the right as 'reactionary' and 'fascist' are by the left. In There's No Such Thing as Free Speech, Fish takes aim at the ideological gridlock paralyzing academic and political exchange in the nineties. In his witty, accessible dissections of the swirling controversies over multiculturalism, affirmative action, canon revision, hate speech, and legal reform, he takes both the left and the right equally to task. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the outcome of America's cultural wars.

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There's no such thing as free speech, and it's a good thing too by Fish, Stanley Eugene. ©1994
There's no such thing as free speech, and it's a good thing too by Fish, Stanley Eugene. ©1994
There's no such thing as free speech, and it's a good thing too by Fish, Stanley Eugene. ©1994
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