The Cost of Free Speech

Pornography, Hate Speech, and their Challenge to Liberalism

  • Abigail Levin

About this book


The distinctly contemporary proliferation of pornography and hate speech poses a challenge to liberalism's traditional ideal of a 'marketplace of ideas' facilitated by state neutrality about the content of speech. This new study argues that the liberal state ought to depart from neutrality to meet this challenge.


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  • Abigail Levin
    • 1
  1. 1.Niagara UniversityNew YorkUSA

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