Stuff a Gag in the V-Chip

Hilgart, Art
September 1997
Humanist;Sep/Oct97, Vol. 57 Issue 5, p3
Opinion. Presents the author's view on movie censorship. Problem with ratings and censorship; Violence allowed by censors; Conflict between censorship and the right to freedom of speech.


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