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Allow Offensive Speech --- Curb Abusive Speech?

  • Amitai EtzioniEmail author
COMMENTARY

Abstract

Free speech can be limited. The Founding Fathers did not give it the high standing many liberals accord it. Moreover, the courts have often limited it for various reasons, thus adding trigger warnings and safe spaces is quite within the main stream legal tradition. This is especially true about speech that causes significant harm, objectively verified. However, the Trump assault on free speech, especially the Press, it should be our highest priority for now to protect this crucial freedom. 

Keywords

Free speech Trigger warnings Safe spaces Hate speech 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

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