Freedom of speech is a vital element of American democracy, but opinions differ concerning how far it should extend. Censorship is often called for in cases of national security, military secrets, media violence, pornography, and hate speech. The authors included in this volume discuss and debate the necessity of censorship in a free society.
"This thoughtful, lucidly written work presents an evenhanded discussion of five major issues. The best organized introduction for the student needing report or debate material. The abundantly footnoted text quotes many primary sources and draws upon scientific examples to illuminate the questions. Informative...black-and-white photographs accompany the text. The appended list of organizations and the generally current list of books for further reading are both annotated."
-- School Library Journal (December 2000)
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