What's the Harm in Hate Speech?
Friday, May 18, 2012
One of the great maxims in defense of the 1st Amendment is the insistence by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes that we must defend 'even the thought we hate'. But law professor Jeremy Waldron asks, when it comes to the most egregious hate speech, why? He explains to Brooke that words can and do hurt us and that there should be limitations on the most hateful expression.