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Science  12 Jul 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5272, pp. 177
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5272.177b


Evanston, Illinois—Book reviews in scholarly journals don't usually make much of a splash. But a review published in the journal of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society has produced charges of anti-Semitism against the author, followed by allegations of censorship against the journal's publisher, which in turn have led to a new publishing contract with a guarantee of editorial independence and much discussion at the group's annual meeting here 2 weeks ago.