ERIC Number: ED114074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
The Flight from Reason. Essays on Intellectual Freedom in the Academy, the Press, and the Library.
Berninghausen, David K.
David K. Berninghousen's writings on intellectual freedom in the library, the university, and the press are collected in this volume. These essays cover the education of librarians for intellectual freedom, the communications process, the threat to liberal values (intellectualism, objectivity) in the communications institutions, the erosion of academic freedom in recent years in the universities, theories of the press as bases for intellectual freedom, the social responsibilities concept of librarianship versus the Library Bill of Rights concept, and the American Library Association's defense program for defenders of intellectual freedom. One chapter contains four case histories of library censorship: the attempt to remove films from the Peoria, Illinois, public library; (2) the banning of the "Nation" in New York City school libraries; (3) the banning of Orwell's "1984" in Wrenshall, Minnesota; and (4) the United States government's rejection of the "Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography." The emphasis is on maintaining a climate in which all views may be expressed and examined and all materials made available for those who seek information, without pressure for censorship from either the right or left. (LS)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Communication (Thought Transfer), Films, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, Libraries, Library Education, News Media, Periodicals, Political Influences, Social Responsibility, Universities
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Minnesota; New York (New York)