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It's banned books week

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 2 Oct, 2016 05:08 am
@farmerman,
Spycatcher is a case in point, banned in Britain on the grounds of national security but available everywhere else. Some people made a lot of money importing it and selling it to people who wouldn't have given it a second glace were it not banned.

I think the ban lasted for about six months.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 2 Oct, 2016 08:10 am
@farmerman,
Again...

I think banning books from sale to the general public is wrong and ultimately useless in anything but a iron fisted totalitarian regime.

Banning books in school libraries is a different story, unless you think every kid, no matter what his her age should be exposed to erotica, ultra-violence, crazy theories etc.

I think the parents should decide.
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saab
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2016 01:28 am
https://static01.nyt.com/images/2008/01/31/arts/21743718.JPG

The Parthenon of Books 1983 was a project by Marta Minujín in which she reconstructed the classical Greek temple of the Parthenon from the Acropolis in Athens out of books.
Realised in the busy Avenue 9th of July in Minujín’s native Buenos Aires

2017 she will again make a Partenon of BANNED Books in connection with the art exhibition "Documenta" in Kassel, Germany.
It will be made out of 100 000 books.
What will she do with the books after the exhibition, I wonder.


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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2016 06:06 am
https://i.imgur.com/4DDDq4n.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2016 06:06 am
https://i.imgur.com/4DDDq4n.jpg
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mersedezthomson
 
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Reply Sat 8 Oct, 2016 02:41 am
To Kill a Mockingbird.
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