I would not choose to read a manual about how to have sex with a seven-year-old and question why such a book should be published, though I would still lean towards agreeing the book has a right to be published. But one step away from that would be a novelization about subjects such as pedophilia and incest. I wouldn’t choose to buy it, but I’d accept its right to be published without any reservation or doubt. Books represent ideas, history, and imagination. As repulsive as some books may be, we cannot have books banned or censored.
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