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December 1938

A Challenge to Sex Censors.

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By Theodore Schroeder. Price not given. Pp. 159, with 1 illustration. Privately printed to promote the aims of the Free Speech League. New York, 1938.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(6):1393. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980180207020

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Abstract

This book was written by a lawyer who has gathered evidence and arguments against the suppression of "obscene literature." He points out that obscenity is present in the mind of the person who is disturbed and not in the literature. The arguments for the suppression of obscenity are considered analogous to those for the suppression of witchcraft. The whole problem is considered the result of sexual repression in the minds of certain persons. Many quotations from psychiatrists and theologians support the author's opinion.

The arguments are clearly expressed, and the author gives concrete reasons for his point of view.

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