Ph.D. 1966; M.S., 1962, University of Wisconsin-Madison; 1955-56, University of Pennsylvania Law School;
B.A. 1956, Antioch College.
NYU Department of Politics, 19 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
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Areas of Research/Interest: The American constitution; civil liberties; american courts, judicial processes, and law; american political thought; political psychology; media and politics.
Books and Monographs
American Constitutional Development, vol II: The Rights of Persons, Addison Wesley Longman, 2003
American Constitutional Development, vol. I: The Powers of Government, Addison Wesley Longman, 2002
Freedom and Taboo: Pornography and the Politics of a Self-Divided, University of California Press, 1990
Classification and Self-Regulation in the American Film Industry, Technical Report of the President’s Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, vol. V, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971
Censorship of the Movies: The Social and Political Control of a Mass Medium, University of Wisconsin Press, 1970
Articles, Chapters, Major Reviews:
“Censorship,” Paul Barry Clark, Joe Foweraker, Arend Liphardt, eds, Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought, 2001
“Erotica and Community Standards,” Stephen L. Wasby ed., Civil Liberties: Policy and Policymaking, Lexington Books, 1977
“Obscenity: Denationalization and the Conflict of Cosmopolitan and Local Values,” Policy Studies Journal, Winter, 1975
“Censorship: From ‘The Miracle’ to ‘Deep Throat’,” Tino Balio, ed., The American Film Industry, University of Wisconsin Press, 1975
“Freedom of Speech in a Mass Medium,” Allan and Linda Kirschner, eds., Film: Readings in a Mass Medium, the Odyssey Press, 1973
“Rated and Unrated Films,” Commercial Traffic in Sexually Oriented Materials in the United States, Technical Report of the President’s Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, vol. III, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971
“Classification—A Middle Ground,” Journal of the Screen Producer’s Guild, June, 1968
Review, Edward J. Cleary, Beyond the Burning Cross: The First Amendment and the Landmark R.A.V. Case, The Law and Politics Book Review, April, 1995
Review, Henry J. Abraham, Freedom and the Court, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Spring, 1990
Review, The Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography, Final Report, 2 vols, American Political Science Review, September, 1987
Review, Harry M. Clor, Obscenity and Public Morality, American Political Science Review, December, 1970
Fellowships/Honors: Golden Dozen Award for Outstanding Teaching, New York University, 1993; Phillip Price Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching, New York University, Perstare et Praestare Senior Honor Society, University College, 1972; Broadcast Preceptor Award for Excellence in Publication, Broadcast Industry Conference, San Francisco, 1969, for the book Censorship of the Movies; Genevieve G. Herfurth Award for Outstanding Publication in the Social Science, 1970, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for the book Censorship of the Movies; Edward S. Corwin Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Public Law, runner-up, American Political Science Association, 1966.