Wednesday, September 29, 2004

International Education Dept: Fidel Castro Jails Librarians

Needs To Go!
Among the many documented instances of Fidel Castro trampling on individual liberties, we can now add putting librarians in prison for distributing books that Castro finds as unacceptable. Predictably, one of these books works is George Orwell's 1984. Currently, there are 10 librarians sitting in Castro's jails.

Even though here in the United States parents are often upset about what they find in their child's school library, at least here the librarian is not imprisoned. That does not mean that outraged individuals and groups do not have an effect. Sometimes books are removed from public and school library shelves.

And that is bad enough.