Skip to comments.BOOKSTORE CENSORS [SF clerk calls Fallaci "Fascist"]
Posted on 03/11/2006 7:45:47 AM PST by aculeus
A FRIEND of mine took his daughter to visit the famous City Lights in San Francisco, explaining that this store is important because years ago it sold books no other store would - even, perhaps especially, books whose ideas many people found offensive. So, though my friend is no Ward Churchill fan, he didn't really mind the prominent display of books by the guy who famously called 9/11 victims "little Eichmanns."
But it did occur to him that perhaps the long-delayed English translation of Oriana Fallaci's new book, "The Force of Reason," might finally be available, and that, because Fallaci's militant stance against Islamic militants offends so many people a store committed to selling banned books would be the perfect place to buy it. So he asked a clerk if the new Fallaci book was in yet.
"No," snapped the clerk. "We don't carry books by fascists."
Just savor the absurd details of this for a minute. City Lights has a long and proud history of supporting banned authors - owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti was indicted (and acquitted) for obscenity in 1957 for selling Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," and a photo in the store's main room shows Ferlinghetti proudly posing next to a sign reading, "BANNED BOOKS." City Lights also has been featured in the ACLU's annual Banned Books Week events.
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Amen and Amen. I would go one step further and require EVERY PhD candidate to pass math up through differential equations, just to prove that they have the mental horsepower to be worthy of the title "Doctor". That'd clean out alot of these programs in a hurry.
I second that motion.
Fallaci is a great writer she has spanned -Liberal to conservative--this is outrageous!!!
I know they did in 1998.
So, liberals are into censorship.
Absolutely! Campaign Finance Reform, hate crime laws, political correctness... The list goes on and on...
They don't even carry Ayn Rand books.
Isn't the definition of fascism basically censoring or silencing those who don't hold the same opinions that you do? Isn't that what the clerk/bookstore is doing? Irony?
Are you serious?
Yup. No Rand.
That is such a laugher. Don't you just love how open minded the left is?
You can go to their website and do a search for authors they stock...if you are inclined.