Ronald Dworkin

(b.1931 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA) is Sommer Professor of Law and Philosophy at NYU. His books include Life’s Dominion (1993), Freedom’s Law (1996), and Sovereign Virtue (2000). His forthcoming book is Justice in Robes (2006).


Is freedom of speech a universal human right? Yes, says Ronald Dworkin. In an article first published in 1994 and now, in the midst of the cartoon controversy, republished by Index on Censorship, Dworkin defends a principle that should allow no compromises.

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