A. Barton Hinkle on Why Censorship Is Not Just for Conservatives Anymore


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Once upon a time in America, censorship was a largely conservative project. From the Hayes Office and the Smith Act to wartime censorship and the Federal Communication Commission's fleeting-expletives rule, censorship served mostly Puritanism or jingoism. But as A. Barton Hinkle explains, liberals have lately gotten in on the act. Now the First Amendment is under fire from all sides.