Article Title

Best censorship is self-censorship

Newspaper

The Tigard Times

Date

10-30-1991

Location

Beaverton, Oregon

Participants

Suzanne Gallagher, Bernard M. Craven Jr.

Abstract

In this rebuttal to Suzanne Gallagher’s opinion piece, Bernard M Craven Jr states that no matter if it is the government removing books or parents it is still censorship. He states out of the all the books she mentioned thirteen of them were banned for occult reasons. He then goes on to say that that our society seems to think that the first amendment right of religion doesn’t apply to satanical religions. He also states that our society tends to oppose things that we don’t understand. Craven states that the best kind of censorship is self-censorship and that if parents are truly worried about what their children are reading then they need to pay attention to what their child is actually reading, not just what they access to.

Keywords

banned books, censorship, opinion piece

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