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Free Speech Under Attack

Free Speech Under Attack (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Cresswell, Peter

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Explains the struggle for free speech in England over several centuries and how it was an established right by the time British law came to New Zealand in 1840. In the 21st century new forces have arisen to try to limit free speech on the grounds that certain statements might of...fend minorities. Offending people is one of the by-products of free speech, and is no argument for restricting it. The current moves to limit free speech on such spurious grounds as "religious hate speech" laws are the work of power elites whose eventual aim is to limit, if not altogether abolish, the right to criticise powerful minorities and indeed Authority itself. In recent years there have already been too many encroachments on free speech by the Human Rights Act 1993 and the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 - all part of a step-by-step erosion of this ancient and necessary right. This book is a useful, informative and powerful exposition of this supremely important issue.
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ISBN 9781872970656
Published NZ 14 Oct 2019
Publisher Winter Productions
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781872970656
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Winter Productions
Published 14 Oct 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Cresswell, Peter
Category History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 207
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience