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Quote: Originally Posted by Dedalus More specifically, what possible reason could be given that you would find acceptable for the banning of a book? From my memory of the books on that now-discredited list? I can't imagine why someone would ban any one of them. But we don't know what the actual books were, or what the reasons were, if this story even has much validity at all. If they were Taschen-type quasi-porn books, or even more benign...
Quote: Originally Posted by Dedalus As Augusto mentioned, the banning of a book is an active decision, whereas not banning books is requires nothing. Shouldn't the burden of justification lie on the part of the active party? More specifically, what possible reason could be given that you would find acceptable for the banning of a book? 'Banning' and 'censorship' are overused and too often misapplied. 'Banning' implies forbidding it to be...
Oh my, you guys are making me feel guilty for wasting my college years by switching classes every semester and dropping out every summer.
Quote: Originally Posted by lawyerdad Actually, it is. Some issues really are simple. Actually, no it's not. It's a concise and valid statement of opinion, but it's not a good argument.
Quote: Originally Posted by Steve B. Except for mine. I hear Palin's real censorship list includes both yours and Manton's. For the next edition, add a chapter on hahkey jerseys, will yah? kthxbye.
Quote: Originally Posted by globetrotter I'm bothered that the first thing that a new mayor would want to do would be to ban any books at all from the library. I don't think books should be taken off the shelf in a library, no matter how horrible they are. i could make an argument that a list of books could be made that a city library would not buy, but to take books off the shelf, in my opinion, is a bad thing, and I really really wouldnt want the...
Quote: Originally Posted by Augusto86 It doesn't matter what it was. Don't fucking ban books. It's not that hard. It requires negative effort. Oh, I see. Don't fucking do it. Good argument.
Quote: Originally Posted by RJman Fixed. I think you meant Robert Wagner.
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Oops. Confusing this person with Lindsay Buckingham. Never mind.
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