Point: Censorship Undermines Democracy

Driscoll, Sally; DiLascio, Tracey M.
December 2017
Points of View: Censorship & Democracy;12/31/2017, p2
The article presents an argument against censorship which considers the practice the result of fear and intolerance that works to undermine democracy. It is suggested that censorship has no legitimate role in any country, particularly in a democracy where diversity of political opinions and religious beliefs are important to achieving democratic goals. The article also presents the origin of censorship in ancient cultures and offers a look at censorship and obscenity and censorship in the U.S.


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