Themes in focus

Here you can use material from National Library of Scotland collections to explore themes relating to politics and society.

In this theme we explore issues around censorship and banned books.

We have chosen seven items, including drawings and pages from his notebooks, to get you started.


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Is censorship ever justified on grounds of keeping society safe? Watch this video to find out.

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