The Top 5 Most Banned Books of the 20th Century

It seems the Powers That Be are terrible at learning a lesson all parents eventually figure out on their own: if you don’t want something to seem attractive, do not, under any circumstances, try to limit access to it! The act of banning something usually makes that thing immensely more desirable. This holds as true with books as it does with anything else, the difference being that while banning books (aka information) is myopic and foolish, banning certain other things – such as hard drugs, human trafficking, and explosives – just makes good sense.
The Top 5 Most Banned Books of the 20th Century

5Mein Kampf

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Ultimately, banning any book is a mistake, because it is taking sides on the morality of information and thought, not on action. But if you must ban a book, the fact that Hitler’s Mein Kampf is outlawed in many nations is OK with us. Beside the fact that the book itself is said to be terribly written, it contains such hate-filled, deranged vitriol that it would be just as well if it simply disappeared for good, once and for all.

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