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166. A Few More Words: Book Banning

I discuss the small town in Texas where they considered closing the public library system rather than follow a judge's order to reinstate 20 books of "pornographic filth" to the shelves.


"Texas county roiled by book ban considered closing libraries," CTV News, April 13, 2023


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Posted in: 2023

160. A Few More Words: “Sensitivity Readings”

I talk about the revision and censorship of books that are carried out so as to rid them of words and situations that are considered too sensitive for some in the politically correct and woke ethos that we all now inhabit.

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■ News stories about authors whose works have been subjected to sensitivity readings

– the James Bond books

– Agatha Christie's novels

– Roald Dahl's books

– an episode of Matt Taibbi's "Racket" podcast about sensitivity readings

– an article about sensitivity readings by CJ Hopkins in "OffGuardian"