Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week - BannedBooksWeek September25October2,2010

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Banned Books Week September 25-October 2, 2010 Censorship can be subtle, almost imperceptible, as well as blatant and  overt, but, nonetheless, harmful. As John Stuart Mill wrote in  On Liberty : “If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were  of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing  that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in  silencing mankind. Were an opinion a personal possession of no value  except to the owner; if to be obstructed in the enjoyment of it were simply a  private injury, it would make some difference whether the injury was  inflicted only on a few persons or on many. But the peculiar evil of  silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race;  posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the 
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2010 for the course ENV LAW 100 taught by Professor Jkal during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.

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Banned Books Week - BannedBooksWeek September25October2,2010

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