Thursday, October 1, 2009

Crossing the Line into Censorship

In the typical censorship incident, an individual or very small group--sometimes parents, sometimes not--attempt to dictate to an entire community what all children can or cannot read or learn. To most observers, that kind of "dictating" crosses the line into censorship. And the results--for children, the parents and the community--can be very destructive.
-Arthur J. Kropp, then president of People For the American Way, writing in War of Words: The Censorship Debate, edited by George Beahm, Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel (1993), p. 190.

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