Thomas Jefferson said: “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” Maybe that’s exactly why some authoritarian political interests try to ban many books. The last week of September is the annual Banned Books Week and our guest on this show is Devon Chaffee, executive director of the NH Civil Liberties Union. You might be surprised at the familiar much loved classics which have been banned over the years. But what about parents protecting their kids from inappropriate books? That can be done without imposing on other parents. As a bumpersticker reads: Critical Thinking; the Other National Deficit. When it comes down to it, America is all about our First Amendment rights.

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