No, books should be banned. They are, like art work or a musical
piece, a form of human expression, that many other people enjoy
reading. Books have given the world cultural understanding and
diversity, and also have made many people laugh, cry, wonder and
imagine. To take this away from people would destroy something
I also don't see how you could implement a ban. For those in
favour of banning books, how do you suggest applying the ban?
It depends on what you mean by banning. It's easy enough
to ban books at a school. You just have to tell the
librarians not to buy the book or to remove it from the
shelves. Then you tell the teachers not to assign the
book. Once you've done that, the book is effectively banned
at your school.
There is an obvious case to be made for banning some books from
school libraries. After all, you wouldn't want to have
out-and-out pornography on your school shelves. It would send
the wrong message, to say the least.
But if we are talking about banning books that have literary
value simply because they use words we don't like (Huck
Finn) or because they have things like rape scenes (Kite
Runner) then I would be very much opposed.