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Friday, January 7, 2011

Censoring Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer

Haven't you heard the latest in censorship? Are Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer really personas non grata? Is it a sign of the times? Are we to re-write history and novels to be politically correct?

I think Jack has it right when he took the subject up in his Mad Jack's Shack blog entry to write Rant: Censorship. (Click on that entry title to read the whole thing.)

6 comments:

CWMartin said...

I don't know that I'd call them "fascist bastards" per se, but I agree basically with the intent. If you want to say, "due to its sensitive historical nature, the (fill in the blank) school district does not feel comfortable teaching these books", at least that I could respect.

Tim Higgins said...

Roland,

Seems we all decided to take up this subject this weekend, though I didn't realize that was I sharing it. Like you, I have added a link to it.

Roland Hansen said...

CWM,
Good point. I agree that the descriptive language might have been a bit different than yours or mine. However, the overall sentiments expressed by the author reflected my own thoughts on the subject.

Roland Hansen said...

Amigo Tim,
I recall an acquaintence of mine who used to write a regular monthly article in an organization newsletter: "The poison pen having written, moves on to write again."

Mad Jack said...

Thanks for the compliment, Roland. I'm surprised to see the link.

Roland Hansen said...

Mad Jack,
You are quite welcome. I believe that you and I have very similar perspectives on many issues; however, we seem to approach our presentations of those perspectives in different manners.