Globalization Lecture

Globalization Lecture - Globalization The US, Democracy and...

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Globalization The US, Democracy and The First Amendment - What is freedom? Concept? Practice? - John Milton, Areopagitica (1644) o “The Marketplace of Ideas”: Justification for free speech based on the notion that people can find truth through reason and debate o His work challenged the King and argued that even “bad” speech should be protected (p 399) - Jurgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere (1989) o Argues that the spread of newspapers created a “public sphere” in England which allowed ideas and reason to flourish among upper class members of society, who eventually demanded a voice. o Habermas argues that within a “rational-critical” public sphere demands of minority voices can be heard and that those without power can be protected. Discussion Questions: - What is free speech? o What are its limits? When is censorship acceptable? - Examples: o Art ~Piss Christ, Andres http://www.usc.edu/schools/annenberg/asc/projects/comm544/library/images/502.
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