The Allure of Transgression
That which we resist persists
Even before it became a hotbed of Cancel Culture, Boston was notorious for censorship. Boston banned the sale of pornographic works like Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, Boccaccio’s Decameron, and D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterly’s Lover. It jailed theater owners who staged smut like O’Neill’s Strange Interlude and Helman’s The Children’s Hour. And Boston DJs a…
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