A good article on the moral panic and art but this statement makes no sense:
The culture wars back then always seemed to be about keeping culture from kids. Now the moral panic appears to flow in the opposite direction. The moralizers are young people, not their parents.
Last week we all saw very not-young senators deliver in tones of extreme outrage and in complete seriousness, “you made flatulence jokes, sir?!?” The moral righteousness is a drug that doesn’t discriminate among its addicts.