ERIC Number: ED040213
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Publication Date: 1969
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Obscenity and Public Morality: Censorship in a Liberal Society.
Clor, Harry M.
Challenging both the extreme libertarians and the extreme moralists, this book explores the public interest in moral norms and moral character and discusses how that interest is best served. Chapters are devoted to (1) "The Evolution of Standards and the 'Roth' Case," (2) "Aftermath of 'Roth'," (3) "The First Amendment and the Free Society: Libertarian Views," (4) "Effects of Obscenity: The Arguments and the Evidence," (5) "Law, Virtue, and Sex: The Rationale for Censorship," (6) "Definitions of Obscenity and the Nature of the Obscene," (7) "Literary Values and Contemporary Community Standards," and (8) "Morality, Freedom, and Moderation." (LH)
Descriptors: Censorship, Ethics, Federal Legislation, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Legislation, Literary Influences, Literature, Majority Attitudes, Moral Issues, Public Libraries, Public Opinion, Sanctions, Social Attitudes, Social Influences, State Legislation
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