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America's War on Sex: The Continuing Attack on Law, Lust, and Liberty, 2nd Edition (Sex, Love, and Psychology) 2nd Edition

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ISBN-10: 1440801282
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"Klein's careful work torpedoing the erotophobic war against sex had to be done, and he did it well." - Journal of Sex Research

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"I really loved this well-documented and well-written book. For anyone with any affection for sexual privacy, sexual literacy, and sexual choices, this book is a must-read." (Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Past President Society for the Scientific Study of Sex)

"With a compelling style and exhilarating pace, this is the most comprehensive treatment of this topic to date. And what a spellbinding speech you gave us." (Lawrence Walters, Esquire, Former President, First Amendment Lawyers' Association)

"Marty takes apart American sex panics with surgical precision." (Susie Bright, Editor, "Herotica" series)

"One of the most important and practical books on sex since the Sexual Revolution began. It demolishes dozens of unsupported claims commonly made by the Religious Right and fundamentalist politicians." (Dr. Robert Francoeur, Editor International Encyclopedia of Sexuality)

"Edgy, provocative, and highly persuasive. With a clinician's attention to nuance and an advocate's passion for understanding, Klein forces us to confront why any free nation would go to war with its most intimate impulses." (Reverend Barry Lynn, Director, Americans United for the Separation of Church & State)
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Product Details

  • Series: Sex, Love, and Psychology
  • Hardcover: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger; 2 edition (April 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440801282
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440801280
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Kendra Holliday on August 17, 2015
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I'm aware of how backwards and fearful the U.S. is when it comes to sex, but it's nice to see it all spelled out, organized, and backed with facts. Some of the facts are appalling! It's incredible how much people want to control other people's personal lives, and the lack of empathy. So many people are not just ignorant, but stupid! The author brings up some interesting points, such as our sex ed for kids approach is in order to make adults feel more comfortable, and does a great disservice to our children. The way our society is set up now will keep therapists in business for decades. This book is an important read for a sex-positive activist. I wish we could change our methods to match countries that have a successful model, but there are too many rich religious groups invested in profiting from the current set up that is preventing us from self-actualizing and being happy and healthy.
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This book clearly documents how the Religious Right (and a few other groups) are trying to turn the United States into religious dictatorship. Anything that offends them must be banned regardless of its legality or their ability to "turn it off".

This book should be required reading for every district attorney in the country (and their staffs), as well as any person that writes or votes on any law or ordinance that deals with any private activity, sexual or otherwise.
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I wasn't quite sure what I would be getting when I bought this book, but once I started reading it I was glad I had. It looks at the many ways that government, religion and individuals are waging a war on the basic rights of adults to engage in sexual activities with other adults. The book then explains that this is then made to be a threat to our children. Never in this book is kiddie porn stated to be acceptable.
It explains vey well how the war on sex is hurting our children by refusing to accept the fact that they are sexual active, not giving them access to birth control and denying them a good sex-education program. At times even taking them from loving, caring parents because their parents engaged in sex acts someone did not approve of.
I was not aware of the extremes that some people are going to in forcing their own personal beliefs on others in an area that is not of their business.
The pain and the damage that is done in the name of the war on sex is massive and continuing to get worse, people need to know what is happening so they can work to stop it.
This book is an eye opener!
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This book is a wake-up call, containing a very vivid description of the way in which religious dogma about sex (under the guise of "morality") is continually encroaching upon our most fundamental liberties as Americans. My simple advice is to READ THIS BOOK and to become a person who speaks up for sexual rights, because sexual rights are representative of basic rights, in general.
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