Friday, January 7, 2011
I got your back Mark
We can't go around censoring books. Part of the appeal of reading is acknowledging the cultural context of when that book was written. The contemporary vernacular, and opinions of the day. We can't hide from our past. We don't need to accept the negative things, but we should at the very least attempt to understand those things. I fear if we continue to avoid, or change the more challenging things from our past, we're doomed to be haunted by those very things in the future.