Back to School in Plato’s Republic: Lesson Plan, or Censorship?

We live in a culture spellbound by censorship. In the past, it was far easier to weigh in on the topic of censorship. But now, the considerations have grown more complex. So, we might want to consider one of the first proposals to censor works of art, one suggested close to 2,500 years ago. This attempt occurs in Plato’s Republic.