Thursday, 19 December 2013

Book banning and the Anarchist's Cookbook

This popped up on the Library Link of the Day today.

After latest shooting, murder manual author calls for book to be taken 'immediately' out of print, NBC

I have to say that my basic stance is a big fat NO to banning any book. Most knowledge can (and will) be misused, whether that be The Anarchist's Cookbook, Fifty Shades of Grey or Winnie the flipping Pooh1. I also feel that it is easier to blame the book than seek solutions (whether that be regarding gun control, alienation, mental health issues, bullying or whatever).

The list of banned books grows each year and I'd hazard to say that all are bloody stupid. I may disapprove of material published by

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