Review of Jeremy Waldron(2012): "The Harm in Hate Speech"
In his review article Sindre Bangstad refers to Jeremy Waldrons defense of the regulation of hate speech positions itself within a liberal framework concerned with the balancing of individual rights.
-With The Harm in Hate Speech, Prof. Jeremy Waldron (New York University School of Law and All Souls College, Oxford) has simply written the most balanced, moderate and eloquent defense of laws restricting hate speech to date. Whether politicians, legislators and academics will be prepared to engage honestly and reflectively with his arguments remain to be seen.
"The Harm in Hate Speech" is required reading for anyone interested in the legal and philosophical questions relating to freedom of expression and its limitations in multicultural Europe.