Whether you’re a casual bookworm or a full time scholar on literature, you would know that this week is in fact Banned Books Week.

As the name implies, this week is to commemorate the books that have had a history of being banned once (be it at any point in history or any place in the world).

However, there are other ways to ‘ban’ a book without it necessarily meeting the formal requirements.

Things like literature can be stigmatized in more ways than just kicking them out of the library catalog. In a similar way, one doesn’t have to illegalize your business to create enough bad press that will dissuade prospects from engaging you. The question is though, does it always work?

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