Is it possible, at all remotely possible, that an Arkansas institution of higher learning would bring a Russian communist to their campus and then rescind a similar invitation to an award-winning novelist? An Arkansas born and bred novelist?
Archives for April 2000
Network Opposes Potter Policy The Holland Sentinel April 19, 2000 To the Editor: The undersigned organizations, members of the Free Expression Network, oppose the restrictions imposed on the use of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books by Zeeland Public Schools Superintendent Gary Feenstra on Nov. 22. These restrictions include a ban on classroom readings of the […]
An art exhibit about Houston’s civil rights history was removed from the windows of Foley’s Department Store. The installation, Today’s Special, by photographer Bill Thomas, commemorated the 1960 sit-in protests that resulted in the integration of Houston’s downtown lunch-counters, including Foley’s, where Thomas’s mother had worked.
Is free speech a positive good, or a necessary evil? Ask Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello, imprisoned in Cuba over a political article, or friends of Konca Kuris, a Turkish writer tortured and killed for her feminist views of Islam.