Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Little Red, Booked

From the "Well... an undergraduate actually using interlibrary loan is pretty suspicious..." File:

"A senior at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth was interrogated last month by Department of Homeland Security officials because he tried to borrow from a campus library an unabridged version of The Little Red Book, which centers on Mao Tse-Tung’s views of Communism."

Wait, are we still worried about commies? What are they going to do? Aggressively and wantonly publish unreadable newspapers?

"The 21-year-old student, who wishes to remain anonymous, was searching for primary texts to complete a paper for a class in Williams’s department on fascism and totalitarianism."

So, a blow against academic freedom, and a blow for irony, then?

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