Democracy and Obscenity

August 1990
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Aug/Sep1990, Issue 5, p8
Discusses the concepts of obscenity and democracy in relation to the idea of public decency. Etymology of the term obscenity; Significance of censorship to education and civilization; Argument in favor of the institutional arrangements that govern the act of censorship in the U.S.; Relevance of community standards that determine the sale of smut materials.


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