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The Adversary First AmendmentFree Expression and the Foundations of American Democracy$
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Martin H. Redish

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804772150

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804772150.001.0001

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Cooperative Democracy and Public Discourse: The Flawed Free Speech Theories of Robert Post and Alexander Meiklejohn

Cooperative Democracy and Public Discourse: The Flawed Free Speech Theories of Robert Post and Alexander Meiklejohn

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(p.28) CHAPTER THREE Cooperative Democracy and Public Discourse: The Flawed Free Speech Theories of Robert Post and Alexander Meiklejohn
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The Adversary First Amendment
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Martin H. Redish

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804772150.003.0003

Cooperative Democracy and Public Discourse: The Flawed Free Speech Theories of Robert Post and Alexander Meiklejohn Chapter abstract: This chapter contrasts the theory of adversary democracy with the constitutional and political theories of two of the best known free speech scholars. It points out the flaws and inconsistencies in those theories, and explains why adversary democracy produces more truly democratic results.

Keywords:   cooperative democracy, Robert Post, Alexander Meiklejohn, free speech theory, democratic theory

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