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Materials unsuitable

24 April 1985


In this opinion piece, Jim Draper agrees that the library should not display the Revisionist history materials. He says that exhibiting materials that deny that the Jewish people were the target of the Nazi exterminations would mean that the library was giving credibility to an obvious lie. He says that a previous article from the Gazette-Times calling the libraries decision a mistake has placed the newspaper in a curious position. Draper continues on to say that the newspaper, along with the library, have a responsibility to refuse to give space to untruth. Rejecting the untrue story or material should not mean that there has been a rejection of anyone’s freedom. Draper says that the error of the library was in not giving an outright no from the beginning.


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