Friday, September 28, 2007

I read banned books

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Books That Have Been Banned in the United States - posters for the ACLU by artist Chuck Close

“First Amendment freedoms are most in danger when the government seeks to control thought or to justify its laws for that impermissible end. The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is the beginning of thought.”—Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Ashcroft V. Free Speech Coalition

Tomorrow marks the start of the 27th annual Banned Books Week. Support intellectual freedom and read, buy, borrow or give a banned book. For recommendations, check out the American Library Association's lists of banned or challenged books and authors, or The Forbidden Library.

1 comment:

Rowan said...

Ah! As if by magic, or intuition or something, I borrowed Catch 22 from Bollnäs library today...