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it_PP
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its_PP$
political_JJ
system_NN
._.
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,_,
when_CS
j_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
mill_NN
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his_PP$
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either_RB
._.
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the_DT
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exist_VB
,_,
the_DT
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between_IN
the_DT
right_NN
of_IN
the_DT
one_CD
and_CC
the_DT
right_JJ
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the_DT
majority_NN
._.
small_JJ
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the_DT
struggle_NN
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the_DT
individual-underdog_NN
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some_DT
larger_JJR
collective_JJ
oppressive_JJ
-_-
witness_NN
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,_,
born_VBN
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the_DT
fourth_OD
of_IN
july_NP
,_,
rocky_JJ
,_,
first_OD
blood_NN
,_,
clear_JJ
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present_JJ
danger_NN
,_,
jfk_???
,_,
the_DT
list_NN
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on_IN
._.
there_EX
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little_DT
of_IN
that_DT
in_IN
singapore_NP
-_-
we_PP
are_BER
barred_VBN
access_NN
to_IN
playboy_NN
and_CC
penthouse_NN
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off_IN
line_NN
,_,
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the_DT
younger_JJR
people_NN
getting_VBG
"_"
americanised_JJ
"_"
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advocating_VBG
individual_JJ
rights_NNS
and_CC
parliamentary_JJ
opposition_NN
._.
the_DT
people_NN
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._.
larry_NP
flynt_???
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political_JJ
debate_NN
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the_DT
greatest_JJS
social_JJ
taboo_NN
in_IN
america_NP
-_-
sex_NN
._.
does_DOZ
pornography_NN
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right_JJ
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exist_VB
and_CC
circulate_VB
?_?
larry_NP
flynt_???
,_,
the_DT
publisher_NN
of_IN
hustler_NP
magazine_NN
,_,
thinks_VBZ
so_RB
,_,
and_CC
obviously_RB
so_RB
too_RB
the_DT
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
congress_NN
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last_OD
month_NN
threw_VBD
out_RP
a_DT
bill_NN
to_IN
curb_VB
pornography_NN
on_IN
the_DT
net_JJ
._.
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even_RB
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such_DT
actions_NNS
,_,
americans_NNS
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undecided_JJ
._.
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oscars_NNS
apparently_RB
shunned_VBN
the_DT
movie_NN
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it_PP
was_BEDZ
an_DT
embarrassing_JJ
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sensitive_JJ
livewire_NN
._.
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ignored_VBN
is_BEZ
actually_RB
a_DT
great_JJ
picture_NN
._.
woody_NP
harrelson_NP
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the_DT
lead_NN
character_NN
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his_PP$
role_NN
as_IN
a_DT
to-hell-with-morality_NN
,_,
to-hell-with-the-law_NN
,_,
and_CC
to-hell-with-the-system_NN
anti-christ_NN
that_CS
we_PP
last_OD
saw_VBD
in_IN
natural_JJ
born_VBN
killers_NNS
._.
and_CC
he_PP
is_BEZ
outrageous_JJ
and_CC
convincing_JJ
as_IN
a_DT
nihilistic_JJ
atheist_NN
who_WP
nonetheless_RB
loves_VBZ
his_PP$
ex-stripper_JJR
wife_NN
dearly_RB
._.
the_DT
latter_DT
is_BEZ
played_VBN
with_IN
abandon_NN
,_,
conviction_NN
and_CC
sensitivity_NN
all_PDT
at_IN
once_RB
by_IN
courtney_NP
love_NN
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
the_DT
real_JJ
star_NN
of_IN
the_DT
show_NN
and_CC
really_RB
snubbed_VBN
of_IN
an_DT
academy_NN
award_NN
best_JJS
actress_NN
nomination_NN
,_,
if_CS
not_XNOT
of_IN
the_DT
award_NN
itself_PPX
._.
edward_NP
norton_NP
plays_VBZ
their_PP$
jerky_JJ
lawyer_NN
._.
the_DT
relationship_NN
between_IN
harrelson_NN
and_CC
love_NN
brings_VBZ
out_RP
another_DT
great_JJ
paradox_NN
-_-
superficially_RB
they_PP
are_BER
immoral_JJ
outcasts_NNS
who've_???
had_HVD
it_NN
coming_VBG
;_;
woody_JJ
gets_VBZ
shot_NN
and_CC
becomes_VBZ
paralysed_VBN
from_IN
the_DT
waist_NN
down_IN
,_,
and_CC
courtney_NP
dies_VBZ
of_IN
aids_NNS
._.
god_NP
's_POS
damnation_NN
._.
but_CC
in_IN
the_DT
powerful_JJ
love_NN
they_PP
have_HV
for_IN
each_DT
other_JJ
,_,
each_DT
standing_NN
by_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
in_IN
turn_NN
,_,
the_DT
two_CD
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highlight_VB
the_DT
question_NN
how_WRB
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is_BEZ
the_DT
nihilist_NN
still_RB
a_DT
moralist_NN
and_CC
(_(
in_IN
the_DT
american_JJ
context_NN
)_)
a_DT
christian_JJ
,_,
if_CS
they_PP
can_MD
love_VB
and_CC
care_NN
,_,
and_CC
feel_VB
just_RB
like_IN
anyone_PN
else_RB
on_IN
a_DT
personal_JJ
level_NN
._.
friedrich_NP
nietzsche_NN
once_RB
talked_VBD
about_IN
how_WRB
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atheist_NN
must_MD
uncover_VB
for_IN
himself_PPX
the_DT
full_JJ
consequences_NNS
of_IN
atheism_NN
by_IN
ridding_VBG
himself_PPX
of_IN
all_RB
moral-christian_JJ
influences_NNS
._.
to_IN
go_NN
beyond_IN
good_JJ
and_CC
evil_JJ
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
great_JJ
picture_NN
,_,
no_DT
doubt_NN
,_,
and_CC
i_PP
love_VB
it_PP
personally_RB
._.
because_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
moving_VBG
,_,
funny_JJ
,_,
ends_NNS
with_IN
open_JJ
american_JJ
optimism_NN
blah_???
blah_???
._.
but_CS
i_PP
like_VB
it_PP
and_CC
admire_VB
it_PP
because_CS
it_PP
comes_VBZ
from_IN
a_DT
fine_JJ
american_JJ
tradition_NN
that_CS
dares_VBZ
to_IN
raise_NN
difficult_JJ
questions_NNS
,_,
and_CC
call_VB
into_IN
doubt_NN
ideas_NNS
and_CC
doctrines_NNS
that_CS
otherwise_RB
are_BER
used_VBN
as_IN
catchphrases_NNS
._.
there_EX
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times_NNS
when_CS
movies_NNS
go_VB
beyond_IN
the_DT
story_NN
they_PP
tell_VB
and_CC
reflect_VB
something_PN
of_IN
hidden_JJ
realities_NNS
._.
this_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
so_RB
much_DT
about_IN
larry_NP
flynt_???
,_,
but_CC
about_IN
americans_NNS
and_CC
american_JJ
society_NN
._.