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Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the Press

By George Seldes

Bobbs-Merrill, 1935, 380 pp.

This work on "A Framework of Principle" is a "Report from the Commission on Freedom of the Press," prepared by a professor emeritus of philosophy at Harvard. The press has rights, according to Mr. Hocking, only in relation to its duties, and since its present performance is not commensurate with its obligations, the state must step in to insure that the press discharges its full responsibilities. His analysis and arguments are, for the most part, couched in philosophic terms, but the threat he implies to the libertarian concept of a "free press" is clear enough.