Censorship, sadism and doublethink
A scene from Pasolini's Salo
A photo from Abu Ghraib
TNRA announces a new series, the fireside chats, for the winter season.
Our chats, conducted in studio in a relaxed atmosphere, are designed to encourage reflection and thinking outside the box.
Tonight I welcome friend and raconteur Lawrence Mcdonnell to a discussion on the true role of censorship within our society, with special attention to the recently re-classified Pasolini film "Salo", and the literary works of the Marquis De Sade.
There is a bitter irony in that, on the one hand we are bombarded with images of terror and abuse via the sanctioned mass media, while at the same time the government reserves the right to block our access to images of terror and abuse. What then is the real purpose of censorship? What is the new morality?
Find out in tonight's fireside chat.
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