Governing Censorship


This episode started out as solely Banned Books week themed. As it happens, it got out of hand. So instead, here’s a social science take on the censorship, banning, restriction and outright prohibition of works of art and speech. From Stan Cohen to Michel Foucault, we offer a few frameworks and examples to help make sense of how we govern censorship. Music abounds in this one. Fitting to play songs that some folks fought for us never to hear again.

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Concluding thought:  Any book worth banning is a book worth reading

― Isaac Asimov


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