A school district in California has banned To Kill a Mockingbird, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Of Mice and Men, among others. How many times must we fight this battle?
Each of the books in question deal with difficult subject matter from our country’s complicated and painful history, including systemic racism. Blocking engagement with these important books is also avoiding the important role that schools can and should play in providing context for why these books inspire and challenge us still today. – Tom Ciccotta
And over at Penguin Random House, employees try to get Jordan Peterson’s new book banned — based on lies about the author. In fact, grown adults were crying that the book is being published. Johnathan Kay writes:
People are dying from Covid, losing their businesses, and these spoiled brats transform into babies because their employer is publishing a book they don’t like.
Indeed, the fact such people work at a publisher — supposed protectors of the freedom of speech — is disturbing.