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The legality of assaulting ideas

Slapper, Gary (2007). The legality of assaulting ideas. The Journal of Criminal Law, 71(4) pp. 279–281.

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Abstract

The most significant thing about anyone's beliefs is that they are just that: beliefs. We inhabit a society comprised of a considerable palate of supposed fundamental truths, many of which are oppositional. Society is organic. It is not inert. It develops, and the best way for it to develop smoothly and peaceably is for all ideas to be subject to rigorous public debate. No set of ideas should enjoy legal prtection from criticism.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2007 Vathek Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 0022-0183
Keywords: racism; freedom of expression; racist; criminal law
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 20962
Depositing User: Gary Slapper
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2010 11:44
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2013 15:18
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20962
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