Welcome to Reason's summer banned books issue.
An obscure Supreme Court case provides a roadmap through the curricular culture war.
Though book banners may try to convince otherwise, students don't need protection from the passion portrayed in Shakespeare's classic.
Leviathan was a challenge to the governing independence of the Holy See.
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street and other titles shot up Amazon's bestseller list after being self-censored by Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
Up through the 1950s, federal agents kept confiscating books they deemed obscene. But in 1959, a judge ruled that D.H. Lawrence's book deserved First Amendment protection.
As pop culture icons enter the public domain, a strange new era of copyright begins.
San Francisco port officials seized copies of Howl and Other Poems in 1957, accusing publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti of obscenity.
A publishing company ironically removed the original version of the Ray Bradbury novel depicting mass media censorship.
As recently as 2011, a school board in Missouri barred the book from the curriculum and ordered it confined to a special section of the school's library.
How school board members lashed out against dirty words
Virginia lawmakers passed a bill allowing parents to opt out of certain lessons, which was vetoed by then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
Turning terrible events into art is good, actually.
Overzealous gatekeeping on race and gender is killing books before they're published—or even written.
In 1989, Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini called for the author and those involved in the book's publication to be put to death.
Perhaps Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone has the mark of a great story—everyone can find cause both to love it and to hate it.
Pilkey's whole gag is that the censorial impulse is ridiculous and kids instinctively know it should be mocked.
The book may never achieve the cultural recognition of some other top censorship targets, but the fight over I Am Jazz symbolizes America's trans moral panic.
Amazon's decision to stop selling the book shows the pressure platforms are under to reject speech that doesn't conform to progressive orthodoxy.
Heather Ann Thompson's Blood in the Water might lead to "disobedience," prison officials say.
Perhaps not coincidentally, the makeup of the Democratic Party has recently been trending toward high-earning professionals.
The last thing the U.S. should be doing is poking a nuclear bear.
Florida's governor has declared a regulatory war on one of the state's biggest employers. But it's the taxpayers who may ultimately pay the price.
Nikki Fried hopes to challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis, who agrees with her on guns and weed.
Grow your own in uncertain times.
The Supreme Court justice is wrong when he says abortion rights aren't deeply rooted in American history.
The pediatric neurosurgeon who first popularized shaken-baby syndrome has doubts about how it is used in courtrooms today.
The gun control policies under discussion are fundamentally ill-suited to prevent mass shootings.
Jamie Bartlett's gripping look at the schematics and psychology of a scam
Her 1969 Songy a Balady (Songs and Ballads) was yanked from shelves, only to reappear after the 1989 Velvet Revolution.
Home distilling, unlike home brewing and winemaking, is still prohibited by federal law.
Elaborate labeling requirements blocked the importation of direly needed European baby formula.
Senators asked for an investigation since the "sweet, chocolaty taste may encourage consumers to eat well over a recommended quantity of melatonin."
In 2017, a bizarre amendment to an international treaty threw American guitar makers into a panic.
Even as it gained fans around the world, home sales of the film remained illegal in the U.K. until 1999.