From "political correctness" on U.S. college campuses to political imprisonment of writers in Latin America, censorship remains a pervasive and persistent political force in nations the world over. This collection of essays explores the many faces of censorship, placing them in a theoretical and comparative context. The contributors—who include law
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Censorship in Global and Comparative Perspective: An Analytical Framework -- Censorship and Language Taboos: The Supreme Court’s Flying Circus -- Totalitarian Systems -- Soviet Censorship’s “True Colors”: A Chameleon Adapting to Glasnost -- The Dual Nature of Censorship in Hungary, 1945–1991 -- Censorship in Castro’s Cuba: “Against the Revolution, Nothing” -- Authoritarian Systems -- Censorship in Latin America -- Censorship in the Middle East: The Case of Arabic Literature -- Freedom of Expression in the Third World: The Human Rights of Writers in Developing Countries -- Liberal Democratic Systems -- Freedom of Expression in Western Europe: Law and Practice -- The American System of Censorship and Free Expression -- Censorship in Israel -- The Censor’s New Clothes: Censorship in Liberal Societies -- Conclusion -- Trends of Censorship and Freedom of Expression
Ilan Peleg is Charles A. Dana Professor of Government and Law at Lafayette College. He is the author or editor of numerous publications on a variety of political and military topics, including Begin’s Foreign Policy, 1977–1983: Israel’s Move to the Right (1987) and Emergence of a Binational Israel: The Second Republic in the Making (co-edited with Ofira Seliktar) (Westview, 1989).