Should Art Should Be Censorship?

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Should art be censored? Throughout history, many have felt the need to remove or suppress material that they consider to be morally or politically objectionable, such as books, films, or other materials. They feel that these materials should not be taught in schools or shown in public museums. These people believe no one should be subjected to something that may be against their teachings or beliefs. Others, however, do not feel that these or any works of art should be suppressed. They believe that art and free expression is part of a culture that should be respected. They believe that we should teach and expose all elements of art to the world, and allow free expression. This debate between free expression and censorship has existed since the very first religious groups began separating from government, and has been of special interest to philosophers over the centuries. Even today the debate continues. Should we allow this art in our museums or in our schools? That is what authors Beisel, Dunkel, and Kristol are each discussing and sharing in their works. Although they may each come to different conclusions as to whether or not art should be censored, they each use facts, studies, and personal examples, to show ethos, pathos, and logos, to prove their argument.These discussions about free expression and censorship all come down to an assessment of the values that society finds most important. The first article, talks about how Censorship raises the question of how an
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