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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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Adversary Democracy, Political Fraud, and the Dilemma of Anonymity

Adversary Democracy, Political Fraud, and the Dilemma of Anonymity

(p.151) CHAPTER SIX Adversary Democracy, Political Fraud, and the Dilemma of Anonymity
The Adversary First Amendment

Martin H. Redish

Stanford University Press

This chapter explains that speaker anonymity may well undermine the values of adversary democracy, because in light of the inherent self-interest of the speaker, it is essential that the listeners know the identity of the speaker so that they may discount the force of the expression in light of the speaker's self-interest.

Keywords:   first amendment, right of anonymity, adversary democracy, individualism, false promises, political fraud

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