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Incitement and the Limits of Free Speech

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Incitement and the Limits of Free Speech

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Incitement and the Limits of Free Speech

Incitement and the Limits of Free Speech

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The British government on Tuesday convicted controversial Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri of inciting followers to kill non-Muslims and of inflaming racial hatred. Here in the United States, Abu Hamza's conviction raises the question: When does free speech become criminal?

Guests:

Geoffrey Stone, constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago; author of Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism