A virtual red-light district

"A virtual red-light district" Continued...

Issue: "Supreme arrogance," July 8, 2000

Pornography thrives on the Internet because it seems like a private medium, promising total anonymity. No one will know. No one will know who I am. Of course, this anonymity is an illusion, as even well-regarded professionals find out when they get busted for downloading porn on company computers. Still, the desire for anonymity is evidence that people, for all of their vices, still perceive a moral reality: They are ashamed of what they are doing.

Gene Edward Veith
Gene Edward Veith


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