I’m on a censorship kick at the moment. I just ran across an article discussing the recent decision to publish sanitized versions of Mark Twain’s classics, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. To quote:
No one will defend the meaning behind the words used within Twain’s novels, and no one on this editorial board will dispute that they are wrong, period.
What this censorship does is nothing more than attempt to whitewash our own history and give parents and teachers an easy out from giving young children a hard history lesson.
It’s a lesson no one wants to give, but, as the saying goes, those who can’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.