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Speak No Evil: The Triumph of Hate Speech Regulation

Jon B. Gould


Opponents of speech codes often argue that liberal academics use the codes to advance an agenda of political correctness. But this book, based on an enormous amount of empirical evidence, reveals that the real reasons for their growth are to be found in the pragmatic, almost utilitarian, considerations of college administrators. Instituting hate speech policy was often a symbolic response taken by university leaders to reassure campus constituencies of their commitment against intolerance. In an academic version of “keeping up with the Joneses,” some schools created hate speech codes to remain ... More

Keywords: speech codes, liberal academics, political correctness, hate speech, media, mass opinion, constitutional norms, higher education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780226305530
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226305134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon B. Gould, author