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censorship(Encyclopedia)censorship, official prohibition or restriction of any type of expression believed to threaten the political, social, or moral order. It may be imposed by governmental authority, local or national, by...
press, freedom of the(Encyclopedia)press, freedom of the, liberty to print or to otherwise disseminate information, as in print, by broadcasting, or through electronic media, without prior restraints such as licensing requirements or c...
Carlsbad Decrees(Encyclopedia)Carlsbad Decrees, 1819, resolutions adopted by the ministers of German states at a conference at Carlsbad that was convened and dominated by Prince Metternich following the murder of August von Kotzeb...
Sastre, Alfonso(Encyclopedia)Sastre, Alfonso älfn´s sä´str [key], 1926–, Spanish dramatist, essayist, and critic, b. Madrid. Approaching his work from a Marxist and existentialist point of view, he explores the proble...
Costa e Silva, Artur da(Encyclopedia)Costa e Silva, Artur da rtoor´ dä kosh´t sl´v [key], 1902–69, president of Brazil (1967–69). An army general, he participated in the 1964 coup that deposed President João Goula...
Index(Encyclopedia)Index, in the Roman Catholic Church, list of publications forbidden to be read, called Index librorum prohibitorum [list of forbidden books]. This censorship was exercised by the Holy See. Catholics a...
plebs(Encyclopedia)plebs plbz [key] or plebeiansplb´nz [key] [Lat. plebs=people], general body of Roman citizens, as distinct from the patrician class. They lacked, at first, most of the patrician rights, but w...
Carlson, Evans Fordyce(Encyclopedia)Carlson, Evans Fordyce, 1896–1947, U.S. marine officer, b. Delaware co., N.Y. Enlisting at 16 in the army, he served in the Philippines and Hawaii and in France during World War I. In the U.S. marin...
American Library Association(Encyclopedia)American Library Association, founded 1876, organization whose purpose is to increase the usefulness of books through the improvement and extension of library services. As the major professional assoc...
Rosset, Barney Lee, Jr.(Encyclopedia)Rosset, Barney Lee, Jr., 1922–2012, American publisher, b. Chicago. As head (1951–85) of Grove Press, he published literary works previously deemed too obscene or unconventional for the reading pu...
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