Kendra shares this terrific video she made for the Mt. Pleasant Public Library on the topic of censorship and book burning. What timing! For we are now reading chapter 5 of The Writing on The Wall, "Let Truth and Falsehood Grapple"--- which tells the story of the early struggles to establish the principle of "freedom of information" against the forces of state and religious censorship unleashed in response to the print revolution.
Let us all give thanks that pro-information freedom activists in the USA in 2016 are unlikely to be treated like John Stubbs was in 1579 or William Prynne, John Bastwick, and Henry Baston in 1637. We may note that in 2016 it is a matter of public record that China (among other nations) expends a great deal of effort to censor what its citizens can read and write.
So, for today, please write a minimum of 300 words in response to chapter 5 and/or chapter 6 from Writing on the Wall. What did you learn that surprised you, how does it help you think more deeply and critically about our own current struggles over information freedom, access, and censorship?