Thursday, September 25, 2008

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week starts September 27:

This issue lies close to my heart — partly, of course, as a matter of principle. I'm a radical free-speech and privacy-rights proponent. I have a pragmatic motive, too, though. Many books I love reading, as well as several I've written, would be prime targets for censorship if such a policy became law in our country or various communities. Remember, within living memory LADY CHATTERLY'S LOVER and ULYSSES, more discreet than multitudes of steamy romances on bookstore shelves today, were forbidden to be sold in the United States.

So celebrate Banned Books Week by reading something provocative!

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