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Think Tank, guests discuss book bans and censorship

Jul 8, 2022, 11:02 AM | Updated: 11:02 am

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Jana Bommersbach and Camille Kimball are our guests. Both are award-winning reformed journalists and both are now prolific book authors.

Book banning appears to be on the rise. Is it?

Many scholars have commented that the list of books that have been banned would comprise a pretty impressive reading list. (And the No. 1 banned book: the Bible).

What types of books are most censored? There seems to be a concentration of those dealing with race, politics, religion, and sex, especially if they reflect contrarian perspectives.

Is book banning just a special case of a movement to restrict all reading to the most traditional versions of everything?

How does it relate to the efforts to constrain the behavior of teachers and require that they present only the most traditional and uncritical versions of all subjects?

Banned books, censorship, and two celebrated authors in this week’s Think Tank.

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