American Notes: Flaming Liberals

For more than two years, the President's Commission on Obscenity and Pornography has mired itself in the subject, studying the effects of smut upon the nation's life. In a preliminary report leaked last week, one of the commission's panels argues, among other things, that pornography does not contribute to sex crimes, delinquency or any other antisocial behavior.

That is hardly news; a Danish commission, for example, came to the same conclusion some time ago. But the U.S. report also finds that "persons who hold sexually, socially and politically liberal attitudes generally report more arousal to sexual stimuli" than conservatives....

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