Virtual Book & Author: Saving Free Speech from itself with Thane Rosenbaum

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Tuesday December 15

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12:00 PM  –  1:30 PM

TITLE:  Saving Free Speech…from Itself 


DATE: Tuesday, December 15th  


TIME: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CST 


Lately the phrase “freedom of speech has been become a polarizing force used to justify everything from severe attacks on personhood, social media bullying and even criminal behavior. What are the parameters of our First Amendment right to freedom of speech? How might we understand the difference between protected speech and unprotected speech, or whether the government presently has the right to regulate speech at all? Should the alt-right in Charlottesville in 2017 have received the same right to protest as did the neo-Nazis in Skokie back in 1977?   


Join noted essayist, novelist, law professor, and child of Holocaust Survivors, Thane Rosenbaum, as he takes on the cultural lighting rod of free speech. author of the recently published, Saving Free Speech ... from Itself, Rosenbaum provocatively confronts the confusions and contradictions around free speech, examining what is at the heart of this pressing 21st century debate. 


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