Explores various issues involving censorship, including civil liberties, obscenity, and the role of government.
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My goal in writing this book was to provide young adults with intelligent arguments on both sides of the censorship debate--the view that limits on expression are reasonable and the belief that they are not. I allow noted participants on each side of the issue to speak for themselves. The book includes quotes from such noted free speech advocates as Benjamin Franklin, George Hay, Hugo Black, William Brennan, William O. Douglas, Nat Hentoff, Marjorie Hines, Ice-T, and Luther Campbell. I also cite the more communitarian views of John Locke, Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr., Robert H. Jackson, Warren E. Burger, and former Senator Paul Simon. Censorship remains one of the most complex and important issues faced by free societies around the world. I feel privileged to have been able to contribute to the debate.About the Author:
Bradley Steffens is the author of twenty-one nonfiction books for children and young adults, coauthor of seven, and editor of the 2004 anthology, The Free Speech Movement.A former columnist for Gig magazine and the former editor of The Foundation magazine, published by Qatar Foundation in Doha, Qatar, Steffens has contributed dozens of articles to publications around the world, including Velvet Magazine (UAE), Discovery Channel Magazine (Singapore), QScience Review (Qatar), and the Los Angeles Times (USA).He is a two-time recipient of the San Diego Book Award for Best Young Adult & Children's Nonfiction. His Giants won the 2005 award and his People in the News: J.K. Rowling garnered the 2007 prize. J.K. Rowling also received the Theodor S. Geisel Award for the best published book by a San Diego County author in 2007.
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Book Description Greenhaven Press, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1560061669
Book Description Greenhaven Press, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1560061669
Book Description Lucent Books, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition/ edition. 128 pages. 9.50x7.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1560061669
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