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Not entirely convinced by the answer to the below stem.Give it a shot .Will post OA soon.

The extent to which a society is really free can be gauged by its attitude towards artistic expression.Freedom of expression can easily be violated in even the most outwardly democratic of societies.When a governmnet arts council withholds funding from a dance performance that its members deem obescene,the voices of a few have in fact censored the work of the choregrapher,thereby committing the real obscenity of repression.

Which of the following ,if true, would most seriously weaken the argument above?

A)Members of government arts councils are screened to ensure that their beliefs reflect those of the majority.
B)The term obscenity has several different definitions that should not be used interchangeably for rhetorical effect.
C)Failing to provide financial support for a preformance is not the same as actively preventing it.
D)The council's decision could be reversed if the performance were altered to conform to public standards of appropriateness.
E)The definition of obscenity is something on which most members of society can agree.

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IMO C

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Kiski wrote:
Not entirely convinced by the answer to the below stem.Give it a shot .Will post OA soon.

The extent to which a society is really free can be gauged by its attitude towards artistic expression.Freedom of expression can easily be violated in even the most outwardly democratic of societies.When a governmnet arts council withholds funding from a dance performance that its members deem obescene,the voices of a few have in fact censored the work of the choregrapher,thereby committing the real obscenity of repression.

Which of the following ,if true, would most seriously weaken the argument above?

A)Members of government arts councils are screened to ensure that their beliefs reflect those of the majority.
B)The term obscenity has several different definitions that should not be used interchangeably for rhetorical effect.
C)Failing to provide financial support for a preformance is not the same as actively preventing it.
D)The council's decision could be reversed if the performance were altered to conform to public standards of appropriateness.
E)The definition of obscenity is something on which most members of society can agree.


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A. If the members of government represt majority then the conclusion will fall apart.

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A. If the members of government represt majority then the conclusion will fall apart.


This was my reasoning as well for selecting option A. OA provided is C. I feel choice A > C. Could those who have chosen C explain how it is a more appropriate answer over choice A ? Thanks.

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Kiski wrote:
scthakur wrote:
A. If the members of government represt majority then the conclusion will fall apart.


This was my reasoning as well for selecting option A. OA provided is C. I feel choice A > C. Could those who have chosen C explain how it is a more appropriate answer over choice A ? Thanks.


A - Even if a majority of society agrees with the government then it is still screening and undemocratic. The issue in this question doesn't involve the number of people who are affected (rather its questioning the presence of censorship).

C - States that even if these projects are censured they can still be developed (through private contributions).

Hope this helps....if it doesn't let me know and I'll try to be more thorough.

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Agree with you
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Kiski wrote:
scthakur wrote:
A. If the members of government represt majority then the conclusion will fall apart.


This was my reasoning as well for selecting option A. OA provided is C. I feel choice A > C. Could those who have chosen C explain how it is a more appropriate answer over choice A ? Thanks.


A - Even if a majority of society agrees with the government then it is still screening and undemocratic. The issue in this question doesn't involve the number of people who are affected (rather its questioning the presence of censorship).

C - States that even if these projects are censured they can still be developed (through private contributions).

Hope this helps....if it doesn't let me know and I'll try to be more thorough.

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IMO C......

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Can u explain wht does thi smean? "thereby committing the real obscenity of repression"
I didnt understand the stem well
chicagocubsrule wrote:
Kiski wrote:
scthakur wrote:
A. If the members of government represt majority then the conclusion will fall apart.


This was my reasoning as well for selecting option A. OA provided is C. I feel choice A > C. Could those who have chosen C explain how it is a more appropriate answer over choice A ? Thanks.


A - Even if a majority of society agrees with the government then it is still screening and undemocratic. The issue in this question doesn't involve the number of people who are affected (rather its questioning the presence of censorship).

C - States that even if these projects are censured they can still be developed (through private contributions).

Hope this helps....if it doesn't let me know and I'll try to be more thorough.

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I agree with C.

C attacks the issue at its core.

A weakens it but C is saying that the comparison itself is not valid. Just because financial support is not provided does not mean that artistic expression is being prevented entirely. The stem starts out with the artistic expression

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New post 29 Jan 2009, 14:56
Hi mates,

I'd go with C

The argument assumes that failing to fund the dance performance means to violate the freedom of expression. C denies that assumption

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