The Theocratic Republic of Texas Strikes Again

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There’s too much to abstract, you’ll just have to read the whole essay, which has to do with a book fair in Texas where the author has been banned.  Yes, in Texas, they ban books and authors.  No point in letting people read and think for themselves or in letting them listen to someone who might share different ideas.  That’s the new Texas state motto I think.  It should be, anyway, if mottoes are determined by ideologies.

“Banning authors isn’t the same as banning books, but the intent is the same,” says Hopkins, whose most recent novel, Fallout, the final volume of her Crank trilogy, just debuted at number five on The New York Times series list. (The Times Bestseller Series Books list is devoted to series of three or more.) The trilogy (which also includes Crank and Glass) has been lauded by educators and reviewers alike. Its popularity among teens is rooted in her pull-no-punches storylines that tackle such issues as crystal meth addiction, teen prostitution, suicide and incest.

Yes, heavens, you don’t want all those unwed highschool pregnant prom queens across Texas reading such things like that! It might corrupt them…

I don’t get Texas.  Sometimes I wish we could forget the Alamo.