Dissent, Injustice, and the Meanings of America.

Americans should not just tolerate dissent. They should encourage it. In this provocative and wide-ranging book, Steven Shiffrin makes this case by arguing that dissent should be promoted because it lies at the heart of a core American value: free speech. He contends, however, that the country'...

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Main Author: Shiffrin, Steven H.
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Language:English
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2001.
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