Education: It Didn't Happen Here

Of all the ructions of 1953, few raised more dust than the fight over book burning. Last week the American Book Publishers Council reported that whatever danger there might have been has pretty well subsided. "The censors," concluded the council, "have won a few skirmishes but lost most of the important battles." Among the battles:

¶ In San Antonio. Mrs. Myrtle Hance, organizer of the San Antonio Minute Women, prepared a list of 600 library books that she thought should be "branded" as having been written or illustrated by "leftists." But the San Antonio News and the Express denounced her idea, and...

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