Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Warning Bells

I am extremely frightened about two things I read this morning:

1. First lady Michele Obama thinks kids should report their parents for their private thoughts


2. A number of college students think warning labels should to be applied to classic books — The Great Gatsby (for misogyny and violence), Huck Finn (for racism), Things Fall Apart (for colonialism and religious persecution), Mrs. Dalloway (for suicide), Shakespeare (for ... you name it).

Sound at all familiar? Is history going to repeat itself? Have we learned nothing?
Do these two things ring any warning bells for you? They do for me.

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