July 12th, 2004

breaking bad

Cutting remarks

Returning to the subject of banned books. This site has some details of the decisions to ban particular books.

1984 - 'pro-communist'
The Diary of Anne Frank - 'a real downer' (Alabama State Textbook committee)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - 'if there's a possibility that something might be controversial, then why not eliminate it?'
A Doll's House (Ibsen) - 'promotes feminist views'
Earth Science (textbook in geology) - underminds (sic) parental guidance
The Graphic works of MC Escher - "pornographic", "perverted", and "morbid"
James and the Giant Peach - contains the word "ass" and "promotes" the use of drugs (tobacco, snuff) and whiskey
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