The Freedom to Read Is Good Indeed

Let me tell you two stories about two media cycles as a way to illustrate how the traditional defenders of basic liberal principles in America have forgotten what to care about. We’ll go chronologically.

First: According to an April 23, 2020, post from the Frontiersman News from the Mat-Su Valley in Alaska, just a little northeast of Anchorage:

The Mat-Su Borough School District School Board voted 5-2 to ban 5 books from MSBSD schools:

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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