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Nadine Strossen is the emerila John Marshall Harlan II Professor at New York Law School and served as the first woman national President of the American Civil Liberties Union, from 1991 through 2008.
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Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
fernandie | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 15, 2022 |
A clear and thorough review of the arguments against additional hate speech laws, suitable for arming oneself for debates on the topic. I say additional because, as Strossen helpfully points out, we already have emergency, direct incitement, and harassment laws on the books.

"Hate" is a bit dry overall. More treatment of horror stories of the abuses of hate speech statutes in Europe would have been very welcome, perhaps even a very egregious story with a personal interview, to open the book and prime the reader, as is usual with popular muckraking books. Otherwise, Strossen seems to be preaching to the law profession choir. Some readers might not make it to the all-important counterspeech, or what to do instead, section at the end, but the book is quite short.… (més)
jillrhudy | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 23, 2018 |
Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU, puts forward her arguments that censorship of sexual expression damages the fight for women's rights as well as violating free speech
Vero-unua | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jul 8, 2010 |
I didn't manage to start and finish reading this book (started it a couple of times but never finished) until just this year (2007). I found it to be interesting, and I found that it made many good points, but I also found that it was a bit dated.

Most people I know now have never heard of Andrea Dworkin or Catharine MacKinnon. The feminist movement has transformed into one that is more towards sexual freedom than the restrictive, almost neo-con, feminism of Dworkin and MacKinnon, and it seems that the pro-censorship feminists have been marginalized to a great extent.

Defending Pornography spends its time rallying the troops against the pro-censorship faction of modern feminism, as it needed to at the time, but perhaps it was too successful. The danger is no longer from that faction, but, rather, from the traditional places (e.g. the religious right). This makes it kind of preaching to the choir and not seemingly as applicable.

It is a good read if someone is a student of 90's politics, but beyond that, it didn't have much to offer me.
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grady.cameron | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Sep 17, 2007 |

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