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Introduction 1


The Jews never faced much anti-Semitism in America. This is due, in large part, to the underlying ideologies it was founded on; namely, universalistic interpretations of Christianity and Enlightenment ideals […]

Part I 0

Part I: The Battle Begins

“American Jewry . . . has been overwhelmingly antipathetic to the crusade for morality and censorship in the arts and literature.” – Leo Pfeffer1 The first concrete federal anti-obscenity law […]