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What You Didn’t See

Posted by Michael Dolan on October 6, 2014 in Uncategorized |

  Robert Darnton offers a useful reminder that not all societies are as dedicated to free speech as the US. In fact, some intellectuals have seen censorship as a valuable way to form and maintain civil society.   Darton’s new book Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature (published by W. W. Norton) examines censorship […]

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Stop Thinking That

Posted by Michael Dolan on December 28, 2013 in Uncategorized |

They are not the usual suspects; Toni Morrison (The Bluest Eye), Alice Walker’s (The Color Purple), and Sherman Alexie (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian).  But these authors were banned somewhere in the US this year. Forty-nine books in 29 states were banned this year, according to The Kids’ Right to Read Project.  (Read […]

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