On Dissent: Its Meaning in America

On Dissent: Its Meaning in America

Ronald K. L. Collins, David M. Skover


the USA values dissent. It tolerates, encourages, and protects it. yet what's this factor we worth? that could be a query by no means requested. "Dissent" is taken care of as a recognized truth. For all that has been stated approximately dissent - in books, articles, judicial evaluations, and pop culture - it's striking that nobody has dedicated a lot, if any, ink to explaining what dissent is. not anyone has tried to cartoon its philosophical, linguistic, felony, or cultural meanings or usages. there's a have to boost a few readability approximately this phenomenon we name dissent, for no longer each distinction of opinion, symbolic gesture, public job towards govt coverage, incitement to direct motion, progressive attempt, or political assassination desire be tagged dissent. In essence, we haven't any conceptual yardstick. it's only that degree of which means that On Dissent deals.

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