Virginia “Sexually Explicit” Book Law Reappears: Critical Linking, January 5, 2017

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Legislators in Virginia are drafting a bill that would give parents the right to veto school set texts with sexually explicit content, worrying civil liberties groups that it could be used to ban books as varied as Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and The Diary of Anne Frank from state classrooms.

The Governor already vetoed this once, and yet here we are.

This isn’t a drill: actually takes you to Franzen’s Facebook fan page.


A week after “alt-right” figurehead and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos landed a lucrative $250,000 (£203,000) book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster in the US, the UK division of the publisher has walked away from the opportunity, confirming it will not publish his controversial book.


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