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Democracy, Expertise, and Academic Freedom: A First Amendment Jurisprudence for the Modern State
A leading American legal scholar offers a surprising account of the incompleteness of prevailing theories of freedom of speech. Robert C. Post shows that the familiar understanding of the First Amendment, which stresses the “marketplace of ideas” and which holds that "everyone is entitled to an opinion," is inadequate to create and preserve the expert knowledge that is nec ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Yale University Press
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Excellent discussion of First Amendment jurisprudence by one of the authorities on First Amendment. Post's discussion of democratic competence and the First Amendment is useful in thinking through First Amendment treatment of professional and academic speech.