Censors and Schools: The Battle Over Children's Literature A panel discussion on censorship of children's literature 6 – 8 pm Thursday, September 28, 2000 Freedom Forum 580 Madison Avenue between 56th & 57th Streets New York City Popular children's books—from Huckleberry Finn to Harry Potter—are challenged every day and in communities all over the country, […]
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Embarrassed by an illustration of a vagina in a high school science textbook, school board members in Lynchburg, Virginia refused to approve the book unless the picture was covered or cut out. Some anatomical parts, apparently, are best unseen. Read more: » Freedom Forum: Trying to shut out the light by banning books […]
Chairman McCain, Senator Hollings, and Members of the Committee. I am pleased to have the opportunity to testify before you today. I am the CEO and co-owner of Artemis Records a year old independently owned record company. Our current roster includes Rickie Lee Jones, Steve Earle, Warren Zevon, and the Baha Men. During the nineteen-nineties […]
Principled support for free expression requires us sometimes to defend speech that we personally find wrong-headed, offensive, and even abhorrent. But not always. A case in point: censorship of comprehensive sexuality education.
Leaves turn, temperatures fall, and hot air rises from the campaign trail, heralding "the silly season." Now is the time when political candidates hawk simple solutions for complex problems.