Discussion in 'Business & Economics' started by Onion Eater, May 2, 2009.
What is Appropriate & What is Not
I dont know of any books banned in the USA, but there were a number of books banned from the bible and I read those. They were very interesting.
Canada has a huge banned list. I have read a few books on that banned list.
Do you know of any books banned in the USA? if you do I want the list so I can read them.
Naked Swedish Lesbians in Hot Strawberry Jam (Vol 1) is not appropriate reading for a 10 year old................but I wouldn't consider banning it................not until I've looked at it anyway................
Sorry you guys carry on.............I've gone off into fantasy land...........what about Naked Swedish Lesbian Economists (Vol 1.)? Would that be considered a bit to radical for the Economist Popular Forum d'ya reckon they'd all have heart attacks at all those exposed unbalanced assets.............
Not since Lolita.
I wonder just how extensive the "banned in Boston" list really is.
This website advocates banning books and is working up a list.
At this early stage of the Post-Autistic Movement, the most obvious point of comparison with the Nazis is their campaign to ban academic papers.
If you believe that book burning is wrong, join the Campaign to Ban Toxic Textbooks and paste this image in to remind them that book burning has been tried before. You will have to give them a real e-mail address, though you can use a pseudonym so you won’t be associated with these loathsome people.
I am sure that Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto: by Mark Lavin will be on this list sooner than later I better buy a few copies now while I can!
Not familiar with that list, but John Ross's Unintended Consequences is banned in Canada. I've read it.
No, I don't read banned books. I live in the United States, where we have a section in the supreme law of the land that says we have freedom of speech, and, therefore, any book banning would be unconstitutional. There are no banned books here.
Were they to try to ban a book, however, I'd want to read it just to see what all of the fuss is about before writing my Congresspeople and protesting the latest assault on that supreme law of the land.
Some schools however continue to ban certain books.
Of course, there are books not appropriate for children. If the parents don't agree with those banned books, what's to keep them from reading them at home?
Schools are not democratic.
I know. I taught in them for 38 years. My classroom was an absolute dictatorship most of the time.
They did get to choose between kickball and basketball for PE once in a while.
Steal this Book by Abbie Hoffman
The Communist Manifesto
The art of Guerila warfare, by Che
all of my Rage against the Machine CD's
just a few things I own and have read or listen to that have been banned by Radio and or school and other places in the US.
Banned in the US?
I did not think any book was banned in the US, except possibly a book on how to make bombs or something.
Just a question and without going into the great debate!!!, but is "The Origin of Species" still banned in any of these southern bible bashing towns?
I believe the residents like to thump their Bibles, rather than bash them, but anyway they'd like to see that horrible atheistic tome replaced with a good Christian version of the Garden of Eden containing both human and brontosaur living in harmony around 6,000 years ago.
The "US" does not, but often many local groups, schools, cities, ect have banned these books...also many suspect that under the Patriot act sales, or checking books out at the library can get flagged as someone to watch more...
I can't say for sure, its not where I am and I had no idea that any city in any state in the union banned books.
Ah ok, I was getting worried. I know of no book banned by library's. They do stock more of some types and less of other types where books and video's are concerned. I had to ask them to please buy Expelled because they did not have it but they had a ton of copies of michael moore's dumb videos.
I also had to complain that there was only one copy of A slobbering love affair, obama and the media but a ton of copies of other more liberal books. And they had to order Mark Laven's new book because I complained. That was dumb too, the book was on the NY Times best seller list for over 18 weeks and they had no copies at all. I own the book but I want to make sure they buy it so Ill stay on the waiting list.
My library hates my guts because I am always pointing this out to them and demanding books that I have already read or own just so I can get it in the system for other people who are not willing to complain about it.
Schools usually have age appropriate books, middle schools have Bibles, Torah's and Koran's, I was kind of surprised to see that. But there is a great book for middle school age kids, a post apocalypse book and because the girl teaches the rest of the people left alive about the constitution and the value of hard work, its considered "controversial" and there is one copy in our whole school district... and we are a big district. I will probably end up buying a few copies and giving them out to the middle schools. The book is well worth it.
Scary, but could be true. Big Brother is watching.
If a person comes in a library and wants to check out several books on how to make various types of bombs I think I would be more afraid if they were not flagged.
When child molesters watch kiddie porn on the library's computer I am really upset that they protect him instead of turn him in too
Do they really do that?
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