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Tolerating Intolerance: The Price of Protecting Extremism

Amos N. Guiora


Over the years, numerous tragic events serve as a reminder of the extraordinary power of extremism, both on a religious and secular level. As extremism confronts society on a daily basis, it is essential to analyze, comprehend, and define it. It is also essential to define extremism narrowly in order to avoid the danger of recklessly castigating for mere thoughts alone. This book provides a focused definition of extremism, and articulates the tensions faced in casting an arbitrary, capricious net in an effort to protect society, while offering mechanisms to resolve its seemingly intractable co ... More

Keywords: Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, United States, national security, law enforcement, secular extremism, religious extremism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199331826
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331826.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amos N. Guiora, author
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah