Article Title

Common sense in 'Library Purification'

Authors

Newspaper

The Register-Guard (Eugene)

Date

7-16-1953

Challenged Material

all books in State Department libraries abroad

Reading Level

adult

Location

Various locations around the world

Participants

State Department libraries abroad

Outcome

The removal of books continued due to pressure from Joe McCarthy.

Abstract

This article reviews a recent article published in the New Yorker about book burnings. The article specifically addresses Senator Joe McCarthy's censorship of books in foreign State Department libraries. The New Yorker article strikes a comedic tone, asking the question of whether the censored books were even being read by any library patrons.

Keywords

Joe McCarthy, State Department libraries, censorship, New Yorker

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