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Robert P. Doyle

Executive Director, Illinois State Library Association, author of Banned Books Resource Guide


When books are challenged, restricted, removed, or banned, an atmosphere of suppression exists....The fear of the consequences of censorship is as damaging as, or perhaps more damaging than, the actual censorship attempt. After all, when a published work is banned, it can usually be found elsewhere. Unexpressed ideas, unpublished works, unpurchased books are lost forever.

1998 - from Banned Books 1998 Resource Guide