Beacon Press  

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Beacon Press is an American publisher, noted for such books as One-Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse.

Founded in 1854 by the American Unitarian Association and currently a department of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Beacon Press operates as a non-profit book publisher in the United States.

Beacon Press is a member of the Association of American University Presses.

In 1971, it published the "Senator Gravel edition" of The Pentagon Papers for the first time in book form, when no other publisher was willing to risk publishing such controversial material. Robert West, then-president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, approved the decision to publish the The Pentagon Papers, which West claims resulted in two-and-a-half years of harassment and intimidation by the Nixon administration.

Beacon Press claims to publish works that affirm and promote several principles: the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equity and compassion in human relations; acceptance of one another; a free and responsible search for truth and meaning; the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process in society; the goal of the world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; respect for the interdependent web of all existence; and the importance of literature and the arts in democratic life.

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