Thursday, April 19, 2007


Book Ban Supporters Go Down to Defeat

The Chicago Sun Times reports this morning that "one of the state's most expensive school district board races, fueled by a proposed book ban in the district last May, ended Tuesday with apparent victory for three incumbents who opposed the ban."

Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut's great book about the Dresden fire bombing was among the nine books a board member proposed dropping from classroom use last year.

"Somewhere, Kurt Vonnegut is smiling," write the Chicago Sun Times staff writers who covered the story.

In fact, all opponents of censorship are smiling over this victory.


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