The Decency Wars: The Campaign to Cleanse American Culture (Hardcover)

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""This is a highly entertaining and also an important book. It tells the story of attempts to make America comply with ' decency ' - as defined by genuine religious conservatives and by assorted puritans, busybodies, and political hypocrites. The hero is freedom of speech. The struggle goes on, and Frederick Lane has given us an indispensable guide to it." Anthony Lewis, former New York Times columnist.

About the Author


Frederick S. Lane (Burlington, VT) is the author of Obscene Profits and The Naked Employee, among other books dealing with the media, society, and law. He has appeared on ABC's Nightline, CBS's 60 Minutes, NPR's Marketplace, the BBC, and many other television and radio programs as an expert on legal and First Amendment issues.

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"This is a highly entertaining and also an important book. It tells the story of attempts to make America comply with ‘ decency ’ - as defined by genuine religious conservatives and by assorted puritans, busybodies, and political hypocrites. The hero is freedom of speech. The struggle goes on, and Frederick Lane has given us an indispensable guide to it."
Anthony Lewis, former New York Times columnist



Product Details
ISBN: 9781591024279
ISBN-10: 1591024277
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2006
Pages: 367
Language: English