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  •  True North, my guess is that many copies will be (8+ / 0-)

    donated to school and public libraries by Limbaugh or his "dittoheads".

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 01:47:19 PM PDT

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    •  You're probably right (6+ / 0-)

      The silver lining is that fewer books would be paid for by public dollars.

      I have no objection to public libraries having the book. Libraries are supposed to serve the entire community, in all its diversity. There will be some library patrons who want it because they love Rush, and some who want it to critique it--without having to pay for it personally.

      School libraries, on the other hand, are in schools. School boards should have criteria--available to the public--on book selection. Are books that are written as fantasy, but have the objective of presenting false information about history, acceptable or no? What about books that are political diatribes?

      Some books, even if donated, should not be in school libraries. If anyone could donate anything, guaranteeing that it would be put on the shelf, then every school library would have many shelves full of untouched books detailing the tenets of a multitude of religious faiths and political beliefs.

    •  Yep. That's why so many high schoolers read Rand (3+ / 0-)
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      The Marti, devis1, VClib

      The Ayn Rand institute donates hundreds of thousands of copies of her dreck to high schools.  If you're a cash-strapped high school and need to fill in curriculum, so you buy hundreds of copies of real books or teach the one that is being offered to you for free.

      And the teenage years are a great time to indoctrinate people in objectivism.  At that age, the ideas appeal to every teenager's natural narcissism.  It tells them that "you're completely self-absorbed at your age, and that's perfectly good!"  

      As an added bonus, all those free books handed out count as sales (the author "buys" the books from his or her own publisher at a discount), and that's why Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead are on best seller lists year after year.  


    •  Yes, donated! (0+ / 0-)

      Like when he shipped his stupid book to the troops in Afghanistan.
      no, wait....that was O'Lielly.  Sorry.

      Please save a child's life.

      by kmfmstar on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 06:27:43 PM PDT

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