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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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Conclusion: The Optimistic Skepticism of the Adversary First Amendment

Conclusion: The Optimistic Skepticism of the Adversary First Amendment

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(p.176) CHAPTER SEVEN Conclusion: The Optimistic Skepticism of the Adversary First Amendment
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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/9780804772150.003.0007

This chapter explains the inherent paradox of adversary democracy-namely, how the theory can simultaneously represent skepticism about the motivations of citizens and value speakers' promotion of their self-interest because of the manner in which it advances core values of liberal democratic theory.

Keywords:   free speech, first amendment, cooperative democracy, adversary democracy, right to oppose, free speech paradox

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