Monday, January 26, 2009

Post -intelligence, all right ...

... Teacher proclaims Twain, Lee and Steinbeck irrelevant in Obama age. (Hat tip, Paul Davis.)

The last sentence of this article is weird: "The three books - Huck Finn, Of Mice and Men and To Kill a Mockingbird - regularly make the American Library Association's list of titles the American public has objected to most frequently." I think what is meant is not that the American public has objected to the books - I have never heard anything to that effect - but rather that more attempts have been made by the intellectually underprivileged to ban them.


  1. Anonymous7:36 PM

    Argh--the reference to "Shakespeare's Old English" in the original column suggests to me that whether the piece was intended as satire or not, this guy is the last teacher who should be trying to put controversial novels into historical perspective.

  2. Anonymous1:28 PM

    "Intellectually underprivileged" - great phrase, Frank.