NOT IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN: "Indecency," Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A closely argued brief for free speech. Heins's case relies on precedent and law, but her arguments take place in a sealed intellectual chamber isolated from the real and messy world. She begins with Plato, who, concerned that exposure to erotic literature would lead the young to immoral behavior, counseled censorship. She then compares him to Aristotle, who argued that viewing violent and graphic ... Read full review

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