The Neoconservative Case Against Hate-Speech Regulation — Lively, D'Souza, Gates, Carter, and the Toughlove Crowd
20 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2012
Date Written: 1994
Examines certain arguments against anti-hate speech rules that emanate primarily from neoconservatives and others who believe that minorities ought to "toughen up" and let racial vituperation roll off their backs. Theorizes that neoconservatives oppose speech regulation because it ultimately threatens a key conservative tenet: the level playing field.
Keywords: hate speech, marketplace of ideas, First Amendment, freedom of speech, minorities, critical race theory
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