Posted by: Lisa Pampuch | July 3, 2009

Bans don’t work

We learned that during the Prohibition — or should have — but continue to ignore the lesson by waging a “war” on drugs. Need another example? Try The Life of Brian.

The BBC reports that Glasgow, Scotland, has lifted a ban of the movie that it enacted when the movie was released in 1979. That ban was really effective in squashing the Monty Python flick about a man who’s mistaken for Jesus and crucified, wasn’t it? Just think about the careers those Monty Python fellows might have had if only Glasgow hadn’t banned their film.

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