When Have the Proponents of Book Bans Ever Been the Good Guys?

MINOT, N.D. — You’ll tell me that the decision by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the entity controlling the literary legacy of Theodor Geisel, isn’t really a ban. It was a business decision, you’ll say.

The “free market at work,” you’ll say.

Except, it really wasn’t. It was a political decision. “Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the business that protects the author’s legacy, announced on Monday, March 1, that it decided to quit publishing six titles after a panel of educators and experts evaluated the author’s books,” Michelle Griffith reported last week.

That panel wasn’t evaluating the sales performance of the books. They evaluated the content in response to political pressure from “woke” Americans who want to whitewash our cultural legacies so that they conform to modern notions.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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