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Salman Rushdie once said What is freedom of expression Without the freedom to offend it ceases to exist This hits on the biggest problem when it comes to book banning There is always going to be something in a book that may offend someone and writers shouldnt have to live in fear of hurting someones poor tender feelings when writing their books With a reasonable mind I can see both sides of book banning and censoring and I am sure that there is a way to meet in the middle I believe that certain establishments such as schools should have the authority to refuse to buy any material they find distasteful but should keep their opinions to themselves when it comes to personal ownership A school can refuse to own a certain book but they should not be able to tell another human being what they can and cannot read since reading is such a private action Book banning is the action of prohibiting a book because of its various offences The history behind book banning and censorship hasnt always been as light hearted as it is today nor has it been limited to schools only Entire countries have been put under book censoring before usually because the countries leader believes that the content can cause doubt or chaos among the masses though usually this is not the caseSome religions forbad certain content to be read such as books with sexual content The reason why book banning isnt as prominent as it was in the past is because of democratic societies In the United States when a book is being banned we Americans have the right to fight the banning because of the First Amendment in the constitution Aliprandini Sprague OverviewThroughout history dark times have passed where book banning was used as a sort of control to be had over people for religious or political reasonsThe destruction of books is not a new concept to
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