Friday, October 06, 2006

Irony and Hypocrisy

Talk about timing. A father/daughter pair in TX are demanding that Fahrenheit 451 be banned from schools because it has 'lots of bad language' and 'takes god's name in vain'. I had to struggle pretty hard to think of what they're fixated on. There's some 'hells' and 'damns' in the book as well as some vulgar, but rather commonplace language. Nothing terribly shocking to most people.

The fact that Bradbury's book is actually a condemnation of censorship and book banning makes the whole story rather sad, doesn't it?

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