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Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference

John D. Inazu


Confident Pluralism argues that we can and must live together peaceably in spite of deep and sometimes irresolvable differences over politics, religion, sexuality, and other important matters. We can do so in two important ways. The first is by insisting upon constitutional commitments in three areas of the law: (1) protecting the voluntary groups of civil society through the rights of assembly and association; (2) facilitating and enabling dissent, disagreement, and diversity in public forums; and (3) ensuring that generally available government funding is not limited by government orthodoxy. ... More

Keywords: pluralism, deep difference, assembly, association, speech, public forum, boycotts, religion, tolerance, civic practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226365459
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226365596.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John D. Inazu, author
Washington University