Fortunately, my Blogsome blog is back now; it was, unfortunately, not working yesterday.
In that blog, some time ago, I mentioned that there is much Leftist criticism of the United States Obama administration for not breaking enough with the previous George W. Bush administration. That, however, did not prevent US extreme Right university authorities from banning the student organization of Obama’s Democratic Party.
And now, it turns out that in “the land of the free”, not just Obama’s party may face bans; but his books as well.
From Associated Press in the USA:
Supermax prison: Obama’s books objectionable
The federal government’s most secure prison has determined that two books written by President Barack Obama contain material “potentially detrimental to national security” and rejected an inmate’s request to read them. …
Last year, [prisoner] Abu Ali requested two books written by Obama: Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope.
But prison officials, citing guidance from the FBI, determined that passages in both books contain information that could damage national security. A prison spokeswoman referred questions to the FBI, where a spokeswoman was looking into the matter Thursday evening.
See also here.
“Google for Dummies,” “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Lady Gaga Extreme Style,” “Black Panther,” Anything written by the erotic fiction writer Zane. These are some of the approximately 950 books the Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) bans from its prisons, according to a list provided in response to a public records request: here.
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