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.