Right Does Not Make It Right

The American Scholar, 2015

5 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2015

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Amitai Etzioni

The George Washington University

Date Written: September 29, 2015


The First Amendment is often understood as granting everyone the right to say whatever abusive and offensive they wish. However, one should not ignore that it does not state nor assume that the people troubled by the speech will not react to it, albeit in legal ways, such as expressing their anger, cutting off contact with the speaker, and so on.

Suggested Citation

Etzioni, Amitai, Right Does Not Make It Right (September 29, 2015). The American Scholar, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2667629

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