Letter to the American Library Association on the 60th Anniversary of the Publication of Fahrenheit 451
To Whom It May Concern,
I take this moment on the anniversary of the publication of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 to make you aware of a chilling campaign to ban books and limit freedom of expression.
I have learned this morning of a campaign by the World Jewish Congress (WJC) to stop the online bookseller Amazon.com from selling several titles due to what the WJC deems offensive content. Specifically the WJC has identified several titles on-sale that they assert promote “anti-Semitism,” “Holocaust Denial,” and “White Supremacy.” You may find the story here: http://www.jwire.com.au/news/amazon-anti-semitism-and-holocaust-denial/37750
When we speak of banned books however, we always speak of “offensive books.”