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What the Battle To Publish Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl' Means to Today's Free-Speech Struggles

What the Battle To Publish Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl' Means to Today's Free-Speech Struggles (Reason.com)

But is the era of free speech ending? Everywhere we look, it seems, there are more and more attempts to shut down offensive and provocative speech. Sometimes, this is done in the name of protecting kids or the sensibilities of marginalized ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. Other times, calls for censorship are made in the name of protecting the political process from "dark money" or foreign influence, or in the name of national security.

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