Eros, Civilization, and Harry Clor


This essay is a critical appreciation of the scholarship of my friend and interlocutor Harry Clor. I’ve admired Professor Clor since I was a graduate student, when I read his marvelous essay on John Stuart Mill. I recently wrote an extended attack on the conservative case for pornography regulation, of which he is the most articulate defender. This essay extends that analysis. Here, focusing specifically on his work in which he defends morals legislation and specifically the censorship of pornography, I want to consider his most important claims.

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