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But by , the once-dazzling young republic of the United States was on the verge of collapse: partisanship gripped the weak federal government, British seizures threatened American goods and men on the high seas, and war with France seemed imminent as its own democratic revolution deteriorated into terror. Suddenly, the First Amendment, which protected harsh commentary of the weak government, no longer seemed as practical. So that July, President John Adams and the Federalists in control of Congress passed an extreme piece of legislation that made criticism of the government and its leaders a crime punishable by heavy fines and jail time.

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New York: Facts on File, Snow, Nancy. Springer, C. Suma, Sarah F. Theiner, George ed. Thompson, Sarah E. Trossen, Nadine. Vasudev, A. Vogel, Ryan J. Waldman, Emily Gold. Waldron, Jeremy. The Harm in Hate Speech. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Every liberal democracy has laws or codes against hate speech—except the United States. For constitutionalists, regulation of hate speech violates the First Amendment and damages a free society. Against this absolutist view, Jeremy Waldron argues powerfully that hate speech should be regulated as part of our commitment to human dignity and to inclusion and respect for members of vulnerable minorities.

But defamation of a minority group, through hate speech, undermines a public good that can and should be protected: the basic assurance of inclusion in society for all members. A social environment polluted by anti-gay leaflets, Nazi banners, and burning crosses sends an implicit message to the targets of such hatred: your security is uncertain and you can expect to face humiliation and discrimination when you leave your home.

Free-speech advocates boast of despising what racists say but defending to the death their right to say it. Waldron finds this emphasis on intellectual resilience misguided and points instead to the threat hate speech poses to the lives, dignity, and reputations of minority members. Finding support for his view among philosophers of the Enlightenment, Waldron asks us to move beyond knee-jerk American exceptionalism in our debates over the serious consequences of hateful speech.

Waller, Susan. Autumn , Vol. Walton, Charles. Weinstein, James. Hate speech, pornography, and the radical attack on free speech doctrine. Boulder, Colo. West, Lindy. July 01, Wheeler, Leigh Ann. Against obscenity: reform and the politics of womanhood in America, Baltimore, Md. Whillock, Rita and David Slayden, ed. Hate Speech. Thousand Oaks, Calif. Williams, Susan Hoffman. Truth, autonomy, and speech: feminist theory and the First Amendment. Wirenius, John F. First Amendment, first principles: verbal acts and freedom of speech.

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Wolfson, Nicholas. Hate speech, sex speech, free speech. Zeiser, William ed. Zingo, Martha T. Abellan, Manuel L. Adams, Helen R. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, Ashbee, Henry S. Asheim, L. Whittier, California. Frederick Mosher. Chicago: American Library Association, , Barco, Kathy and Valerie Nye. Chicago: American Library Association, Barrier, N. Basbanes, Nicholas. A Splendor of Letters: the permanence of books in an impermanent world. New York: Harpercollins, Birn, Raymond. Stanford: Stanford University Press, Today, we are inclined to believe that intellectual freedom has no greater adversary than the censor.

In eighteenth-century France, the matter was more complicated. Royal censors envisioned themselves not as fulfilling a mission of state-sponsored repression but rather as guiding the literary traffic of the Enlightenment. By awarding pre-publication and pre-distribution approvals, royal censors sought to insulate authors and publishers from the scandal of post-publication condemnation by parliaments, the police, or the Church.

Less official authorizations were also awarded. Though censors did delete words and phrases from manuscripts and sometimes rejected manuscripts altogether, the liberal use of tacit permissions and conditional approvals resulted in the publication and circulation of books that, under a less flexible system, might never have seen the light of day. In essence, eighteenth-century French censors served as cultural intermediaries who bore responsibility for expanding public awareness of the progressive thought of their time.

Blume, Judy ed. Bosmajian, Haig editor. Censorship, Libraries, and the Law. New York: Neal-Schuman, Boyer, Paul. Madison: University of Wisconsin, Bowerman, George. Censorship and the Public Library. Whitefish: Literary Licensing, Byrne, Alex. May , Vol. Califia, Pat; Fuller, Janine eds. Caravale, Giorgio. Carefoot, Pearce J. Cohen, Karl F. Cohen, Nick. London: Fourth Estate, From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the advert of the Web, everywhere you turn you are told that we live in age of unparalleled freedom.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of Communism, and the advent of the Web which allowed for even the smallest voice to be heard, everywhere you turned you were told that we were living in an age of unparalleled freedom. Rather, this is a story that starts with the cataclysmic reaction of the Left and Right to the publication and denunciation of the Satanic Verses in that saw them jump into bed with radical extremists. It ends at the juncture where even in the transgressive, liberated West, where so much blood had been spilt for Freedom, where rebellion is the conformist style and playing the dissenter the smart career move in the arts and media, you can write a book and end up destroyed or dead.

Darnton, Robert. London: HarperCollins, Franklin, New York, Foerstel, Herbert. Banned in the U. Westport: Greenwood Publishing, Godman, Peter. Leiden: Brill, The opening of the archives of the Roman Inquisition and of the Index of Prohibited Books, in January , enables us to think afresh about the history of two organizations more notorious than understood.

Both have been considered, almost exclusively, from the perspective of their victims, such as Galileo Galilei. His career provides a paradigm of how an intellectual could make his way to the top in Counter-Reformation Rome. Goodman, Michael B. Bowker, New York, Heady, Katy. Rochester: Camden House, Jacobsens ed. Karolides, Nicholas J. Kerby-Fulton, Kathryn. Lankford, Ronnie D. Book Banning At Issue Series. London Writers and Scholars International, ed. Messner, NewYork, McDonald, Peter D. Maclean, Ian. McClellan, Marilyn. Milton, John. New Haven: Yale University Press, Mullin, Katherine.

Patterson, Annabel. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, Raz-Krakotzkin, Amnon.

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Hebrew literature made the transition to print in Italian print houses, most of which were owned by Christians. These became lively meeting places for Christian scholars, rabbis, and the many converts from Judaism who were employed as editors and censors. Popper, William. The Censorship of Hebrew Books. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, This book was originally published prior to , and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work.

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Raz-Krakotzkin examines the principles and practices of ecclesiastical censorship that were established in the second half of the sixteenth century as a part of this process. The book examines the development of censorship as part of the institutionalization of new measures of control over literature in this period, suggesting that we view surveillance of Hebrew literature not only as a measure directed against the Jews but also as a part of the rise of Hebraist discourse and therefore as a means of integrating Jewish literature into the Christian canon.

The censorship imposed upon the Jews had a definite impact on Hebrew literature, but it hardly denied its reading, in fact confirming the right of the Jews to possess and use most of their literature. By bringing together two apparently unrelated issues—the role of censorship in the creation of print culture and the place of Jewish culture in the context of Christian society—Raz-Krakotzkin advances a new outlook on both, allowing each to be examined through the conceptual framework usually reserved for the other.

Roche, Daniel. Berkeley: University of California Press, Rose, Jonathan. The Holocaust and the Book: Destruction and Preservation. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, Saxby, H. Spalding, Paul. West Lafayette: Pursue University Press, The story of the controversy the work aroused and of its eventual suppression sheds light on many aspects of the eighteenth century, as well as the nature of censorship in our time. Stark, Gary. New York: Berghahn Books, Thake, Robert.

Athanasourelis, John Paul. Fall , Vol. Barker, Martin, ed. Barnett, Jerry. Porn panic! First they came for the pornography… and then strip clubs, lads mags and music videos. And then they came for hate speech… and then speech that was merely offensive. They eroded free speech online and on university campuses. They sought to divide people by gender and by race. Benjamin, Louise Margaret. Freedom of the air and the public interest: First Amendment rights in broadcasting to Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, Cohen, Henry. Freedom of speech and press : exceptions to the First Amendment.

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Bourrie, Mark. Bronstein, Carolyn. Clegg, Cyndia Susan. Press Censorship in Caroline England.

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Cohen-Almagor, Raphael. New York: Palgrave, Corn-Revere, Robert. Couvares, Francis G. Culbert, D. Daly, Christoper. Today many believe that American journalism is in crisis, with traditional sources of news under siege from a failing business model, a resurgence of partisanship, and a growing expectation that all information ought to be free. In Covering America, Christopher B. Daly places the current crisis within a much broader historical context, showing how it is only the latest in a series of transitions that have required journalists to devise new ways of plying their trade.

Drawing on original research and synthesizing the latest scholarship, Daly traces the evolution of journalism in America from the early s to the digital revolution of today. Analyzing the news business as a business, he identifies five major periods of journalism history, each marked by a different response to the recurrent conflicts that arise when a vital cultural institution is housed in a major private industry. Throughout his narrative history Daly captures the ethos of journalism with engaging anecdotes, biographical portraits of key figures, and illuminating accounts of the coverage of major news events as well as the mundane realities of day-to-day reporting.

Darnton, Roche and Robert, Daniel eds. Doherty, Thomas. New York: Columbia University Press, Dee, Publisher, Everson, William K. French, Philip and Julian Petley. Censoring the Moving Image. Garreau, Laurent. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, Digital media freely delivers movies at our fingertips—content that not long ago was controlled by censors. Some of them were flamboyant champions of decency who tried to tame maverick filmmakers challenging established morals.

Men like Major M. Funkhouser, police censor of Chicago, Lloyd T. Grieveson, Lee. Policing cinema: movies and censorship in early-twentieth-century America. Griffith, Gareth. X rated Films and the regulation of sexually explicit material. Haberski Jr. Hawthorne, Christopher and Andras Szanto. The New Gatekeepers: emerging challenges to free expression in the arts. Hale, Oron J. Hilliard, Robert L.

Dirty discourse: sex and indecency in American radio. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State Press, Leff, Leonard and Jerold L. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, Lucia, Queesnsland, Jennings, Brian. Johnson, William Bruce. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Kenyota, Gregory. Lacub, M. Paris: Fayard. Does a country exist where one can say anything without legal sanctions?

For us Europeans, the US appears to be that promised land where everyone is free to express themselves without consequence. Of course, in matters of political opinion and general interest issues, the Americans are proud heirs of the Enlightenment. In a fascinating analysis of Supreme Court case, Marcela Iacub explains this double phenomenon of total liberty for political speech and repression of sexual speech. She demonstrates that, the exclusion of the latter from the democratic debate is not just a marginal problem, indeed it imperils the entire structure of freedom of speech because it redefines what speech means.

The special treatment of pornograpy is less about the protection of children or women, than about the very notion of speech in a democratic society, and hence of the scope and power of public debate. Marcela Iacub is a lawyer and researcher. Leab, Daniel J. Leff, Simmons and Leonard, Jerold L. Hard Core. Mehta, Monika. Censorship and Sexuality in Bombay Cinema. Austin: University of Texas Press, Mills, Kay. Changing channels: the civil rights case that transformed television.

Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, Munro, Colin R. Prince, Stephen. Classical film violence: designing and regulating brutality in Hollywood cinema, New Brunswick, N. Ricci, Steven. Cinema and Fascism: Italian Film and Society, Rigney, Jacob T. Robb, David L. Romanowski, William D. He shows how a broad spectrum of religious forces has played a role in Hollywood, from Presbyterians and Episcopalians to fundamentalists and evangelicals.

Romanowski shows that the rise of the evangelical movement in the s radically altered the picture, in contradictory ways. Randall, Richard S. Sanford, Bruce W. Semonche, John. Schulte, Henry F. Standing Comm. Stein, Laura. Strong, R. Sweeney, Michael S. Thompson, Loren B. Vanhorne, H. Wittern-Keller, Laura. Arthurs, Alberta; Wallach, Glenn, eds. Barbeau, Clayton C. Art, Obscenity and Your Children. St Meinrad, Indiana: Abbey Press, Becker, Carol, ed. Bruckner, D. Choldin, Marianna Tax and Friedberg, Maurice eds. Conolly, L.

The Censorship of English Drama, San Marino: The Huntington Library, DiMaggio, Paul. Impact of Public Funding on Organizations in the Arts. Freedberg, David. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, Freedman, Leonard. Gordon, Linda and Gary Y. Okihiro editors. New York: W. Heartney, Eleanor.

Postmodern Heretics: the Catholic imagination in contemporary art. New York: Midmarch Arts Press, Censoring the Body Manifestos for the 21st Century. Kolkota: Seagull Books, MacAdam, Barbara A.

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MacPhee, Josh. Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority. Paul, Boston, December Mitchell, W. What Do Pictures Want? Why do we have such extraordinarily powerful responses toward the images and pictures we see in everyday life? Why do we behave as if pictures were alive, possessing the power to influence us, to demand things from us, to persuade us, seduce us, or even lead us astray?

According to W. Mitchell, we need to reckon with images not just as inert objects that convey meaning but as animated beings with desires, needs, appetites, demands, and drives of their own. Ranging across the visual arts, literature, and mass media, Mitchell applies characteristically brilliant and wry analyses to Byzantine icons and cyberpunk films, racial stereotypes and public monuments, ancient idols and modern clones, offensive images and found objects, American photography and aboriginal painting.

A work by one of our leading theorists of visual representation, it will be a touchstone for art historians, literary critics, anthropologists, and philosophers alike. Sherman, New York, October Negash, Girma. Jun , Vol. Ohear, A. Columbia Univ. Peter, Jennifer A. Stephens, John Russell. The Censorship of English Drama Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson. Woods, Michelle. New York: Continuum, It examines three forms of censorship in relation to translation: ideological censorship; gender censorship; and market censorship.

Michelle Woods uses this previously unresearched archive to explore broader questions on censorship, asking why texts are translated at a given time, who translates them, how their identity may affect the translation, and how the constituents of success in a target culture may involve elements of censorship. Worrall, David.

Beaver, W. Bissonnette, Susan Travis. Crovitz, G. Dautrich, Kenneth; Yalof, David. Deibert, Ronald and John G. Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, Jonathan Zittrain editors. Endeshaw, Assafa. Kolbert, Kathryn; Mettger, Zak eds. Levmore, Saul and Martha C. Nussbaum editors. Lipschultz, Jeremy. Philadelphia: Lawrence Erlbaum, MacKinnon, Rebecca.

Mehta, Michael. This paper explores how Canada and the United States of America have attempted to control of the flow of contentious material coming through the Internet. The paper focuses on the issue of controlling obscene material and provides several case-law examples to illustrate how attempts at censorship have evolved over the decades in both countries. It is concluded that censorship is a tool of the nation-state that is unlikely to significantly reduce the amount of contentious material crossing borders. Morozov, Evgeny. New York City: PublicAffairs, Nunziato, Dawn. Palo Alto: Stanford Law Books, Ringmar, Erik.

London: Anthem Press, Rogers, Jacob. Who rules the net? Washington, D. Wallach, Alan. Exhibiting contradiction: essays on the art museum in the United States. In Exhibiting Contradiction, a leading scholar considers the way art museums have depicted—and continue to depict—American society and the American past. In closely focused and often controversial essays, Alan Wallach explores the opposing ideologies that drove the development of the American art museum in the nineteenth century and the tensions and contradictions characteristic of recent museum history.

Warf, Barney. Williams, Kara D. Public Schools vs. Downes, Sophie. The New York Times, 10 Sept. Friedersdorf, Conor. Atlantic Media Company, 04 Mar. Hanlon, Aaron. The New York Times, 16 Feb. Baase, Sara. A Gift of Fire. New Jersey: Pearson Education, Barber, D. Pornography and Society. London: Charles Skilton, Watts, New York,