Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I Bet the Rug is Tired

Human societies have a history of sweeping their problems - past or present - under the rug, and acting as though they aren't there, and never were.

The most recent example of this is, of course, NewSouth Books' decision to pubish a version of The Adventures of  Huckleberry Finn  completely free of offensive words.

I've spent the last days trying to come up with a clear way to say how I felt about this. All I ended up with was this:

It's idiotic.

Thankfully, Donna at Bites has a far more eloquent post that reflects what I mean to say. Same goes for Sommer's post Go read these, it's well worth it!

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