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Commission on Pornography

May 11, 1986

For decades adult magazines have contained not only pictures of adults but ideas for adults--politically and morally challenging ideas.

The Playboy magazine interviews of Jimmy Carter, philosopher Ayn Rand, and political speech writer Karl Hess are what the Meese Commission is banning when it tries to keep Playboy off our magazine racks.

Pornography seems to have little to do with it. The commission is not spending its time on back-alley perversions or kiddie porn. It's campaigning against slick-paper, popular circulation magazines that have pictures of healthy women and articles on an intellectual level--a level much higher than the Meese Commission's.

LINDA RADER

Gardena

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