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Danger in the World of the Arts

Kevin Briggs
 "Hylas and the Nymphs," John William Waterhouse, 1896

"Hylas and the Nymphs," John William Waterhouse, 1896

Was it censorship or simply the means utilized to spark a controversy?

Whatever the catalyst of this specific incident, there is no denying that censorship is on the rise in the West. There has been an increasing tendency to ban speech, concepts, ideas, artistic representations, etc., with which some may disagree. 

As Sohrab Ahmari’s “The New Philistines” highlights (among many other books and editorials), all such efforts represent a most dangerous path.