George Orwell, Milo Yiannopolous, and now Howard Zinn. 

There's been too many instances on this blog where I've had to write about somebody, somewhere looking to ban an author or a book. 

The latest case comes out of Arkansas, where state Rep. Kim Hendren has introduced legislation that would prohibit books written by or about Zinn from public schools.

Zinn was a radical historian and revisionist. Many on the right and left both thought he went too far in some of his radicalism – which would probably explain Hendren's fear.

In response to Hendren's proposed legislation, the Zinn Education Project announced it would start giving out free copies of Zinn's A People's History of the United States, which has sold more than 2 million copies.

The attempt to block any of Zinn's books from Arkansas schools comes just about a month after a top-tier Connecticut high school suddenly dropped George Orwell's classic Animal Farm from its curriculum.

In that case, school officials declined to comment – even to the English teacher – about their rationale for scrapping Animal Farm.    

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