I’m back again! For a while I might be down to an episode every few weeks as I complete my road to recovery. So I am especially thankful that you are accompanying me on that journey. I’ll try to stay as relevant and current as ever.
But to begin our story today, we have to go back in time a little.
In 1868 there was an English court case, Regina v. Hicklin, which set the course for the way we view appropriate public discourse for about a century. This case established the Hicklin test, which said that all material tending “to deprave or corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall,” was obscene, regardless of its artistic or literary merit. [Read More]