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By Geoff Kemp

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ISBN-13: 9781472508225

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Censorship in various types has been a part of human adventure for 2,500 years and has proved itself to be a ordinary presence for political idea, no matter if as lively repression, a shaping context for expression, or as itself a topic for research and argument. From the loss of life of Socrates to the fatwa opposed to Salman Rushdie, makes an attempt to silence thinkers and writers have provoked passionate and sometimes penetrating responses that talk in their old second.

Censorship Moments will supply brief, available and stimulating entry to numerous those responses. every one bankruptcy will couple a quick textual 'moment' of writing on censorship and freedom of expression by means of a prior author with research through a professional present student. The book's major concentration is the general public political size of censorship, in its relation to political authority and political inspiration, whereas additionally reflecting at the porous boundary to literature and different components equivalent to legislations and the media.

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