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I’m working on a art question and need an explanation to help me learn.

What is the first example that pops into your head when you hear the term artistic censorship? 

Was the Taliban justified in destroying the Bamiyan Buddhas since they were within the area they controlled, or is there some sense that these are works of art that belong to some shared global cultural heritage? 

Is this a case of censorship? Or is it something else? 

Does the case of Robert Mapplethorpe’s X Portfolio from 1989 still shock us today? Or have we moved past controversies of this type in some way?

Explain the simile used in the ACLU article that “censorship is like poison gas.“

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