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Okay, I know, I know.  This is the second post in one day.

The REAL post for today is the one called WIM 4.

But I needed to clarify something, re Robert’s last comment:  when I’m talking about censorship here, I’m talking about censorship:  banning the production and distribution of written material.

I’m NOT talking about exhibits in publicly funded art galleries, etc–the issue of the public support for the arts is something different than the issue of censorship proper.

And Really Bad Readers, Ideological Fanatics Department, or however I’ve been putting it lately, although they do want to mess with the public funding of some books, poems, plays and articles (as in what gets placed on public school reading lists and in public school libraries) also simply want some work to be banned outright.

Censors on the right tend to be straightforward about this.  Censors on the left tend to resort to speech codes and “hate crimes” legislation, but it’s censorship I’m talking about, not public funding.

Which ought to make what I’m saying somewhat easier.

Anyway, the ACTUAL post for today is WIM 4, right below this, probably.

Written by janeh

October 14th, 2008 at 10:20 am

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