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Standing up to the censors

In his new book, 'Banned In Boston,' author Neil Miller recounts how H.L. Mencken's run-in with our city's famed vice-fighting squad spelled the beginning of its end.

Crowds gathered on Boston Common for the 1926 showdown between H.L. Mencken and the New England Watch and Ward Society. Crowds gathered on Boston Common for the 1926 showdown between H.L. Mencken and the New England Watch and Ward Society. (Bettmann/Corbis photo)
By Neil Miller
August 8, 2010

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In his new book, 'Banned In Boston,' author Neil Miller recounts how H.L. Mencken's run-in with our city's famed vice-fighting squad spelled the beginning of its end. (Full article: 2345 words)

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