THE CASE AGAINST PORNOGRAPHY by David--Ed. Holbrook

THE CASE AGAINST PORNOGRAPHY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here in Fun City among all of the massage parlors which worry our Mayor and oil our nights, not to mention the Deep Throats which have that special way of getting to the groin, we are supposed to review a collection against pornography? Well, why not? Hasn't the anti-freedom Rehnquist Court just ruled against ""gross sexuality"" in nightclubs? It's the trend of the-times, so to speak. Here, old sports, we have some hot-flash favorites -- George Steiner's emotional anti-freedom ""Night Words"" essay which first saw the light of day in the CIA's own Encounter; Irving Kristol's anti-freedom statement which trended in the Times; Pamela Hansford Johnson's anti-freedom call to hysteria which oozed out of the Moors Murder Case; right-wing-and-thinking sociologist Ernest Van Den Haag's per usual and generously anthologized anti-freedom dicta on porn -- along with some unfamiliar and unconvincing entries, namely Storm Jameson(?), Moira Keenan, Moira Keenan, and Ronald Butt, Ronald Butt, Ronald Butt, and Ronald Butt. Four Butts don't make a case.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1973
Publisher: Library Press (50 Liberty Avenue, Freeport, N.Y. 11520)