Full disclosure: I am an English teacher, I expose my students to the best literature, I consider John Steinbeck one of America’s greatest writers, and so I teach… 596 more words
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In “Let’s Ban (Paper) Books,” Marc Prensky asks a provocative question: “Which traditional campus will be the first to go entirely bookless?” Unfortunately, his argument seems to rely more on flash than on substance: the recurring theme in his article is that to do so will “make some institution famous” (he hammers this point home repeatedly, saying it will “ a bold statement,” or ensure that the institution in question “will […] be long remembered”). 741 more words
I was very pleased to hear last year that the ban on sending books to prisoners in England and Wales, introduced by the UK Government in November 2013, was declared unlawful by the High Court. 754 more words
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The Merriam Webster dictionary define dystopia as “an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly.” It is also used to describe a society where the negative forces have the upper hand, for example dictatorship, crime and environmental collapse.