Must We Defend Nazis

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 11 Apr 2018

Member Reviews

How we deal with the current alt-right is the subject of much discussion and the way we deal with 'nazis' is to many of us a 'no brainer'. However, more nuance is required when discussing this topic academically or using supporting facts rather than our gut reactions. This book sets out concise ideas, backed up with supporting references, and is a useful addition to those of us who want to, when it all comes down to it, punch nazis.
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This is a book for the times we live in where the very question of how much freedom we should allow the alt-right is a pressing issue. The issue is tackled with a lot of care, and not the immediate gut reaction I would give if asked the same question. A number of legal precedents are listed, and expertly explained, and some of the many sides of the issue are cleanly divided into chapters for easy reference. This book can be easily cited for any number of academic papers on the issue, and from my perspective, tries to maintain an academic neutrality on the issue, while not supporting the politics of the alt-right.  This is not a light, casual read, but something that informs about the legal rights, and moral rights of the modern western citizen (although more focused legally on the United States).
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If you are interested in equitable outcomes for all human beings, you need to read this book, as it presents a nuanced and insightful analysis to rethink oppressive paradigms!
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