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Author Fish, Stanley Eugene, author.

Title The first : how to think about hate speech, campus speech, religious speech, fake news, post-truth, and Donald Trump / Stanley Fish.

Publication Info. New York : One Signal Publishers/Atria, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    323.443 FIS    Available
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Edition First One Signal Publishers/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description vii, 228 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-214) and index.
Contents Why censorship is a precondition of free speech -- Why hate speech cannot be defined -- Why freedom of speech is not an academic value -- Why the religion clause of the first amendment doesn't belong in the Constitution -- Why transparency is the mother of fake news -- Epilogue, or What does it all mean?
Summary How does the First Amendment really work? Is it a principle or a value? What is hate speech and should it always be banned? Are we free to declare our religious beliefs in the public square? What role, if any, should companies like Facebook play in policing the exchange of thoughts, ideas, and opinions? With clarity and power, Stanley Fish, "America's most famous professor" (BookPage), explores these complex questions in The First. From the rise of fake news, to the role of tech companies in monitoring content (including the President's tweets), to Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest, First Amendment controversies continue to dominate the news cycle. Across America, college campus administrators are being forced to balance free speech against demands for safe spaces and trigger warnings.
Subject Trump, Donald, 1946-
United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment.
Freedom of speech -- United States.
Hate speech -- United States.
College students -- Civil rights -- United States.
Freedom of religion -- United States.
Fake news -- United States.
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Political aspects -- United States.
ISBN 9781982115241 (hardcover)
1982115246 (hardcover)

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