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Jack Graham

Jack Graham writes and podcasts about culture and politics from a Gothic Marxist-Humanist perspective. He co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper. Support Jack on Patreon.

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  1. Terry93D
    February 20, 2022 @ 11:23 am

    Listening right now. I’m only in the first few minutes so I apologize if this is covered or mentioned within the episode, but the subject of censorship in libraries and conservative efforts at removing material from them compels me to remark:

    In addition to the very concerning efforts at removing books from cirricula, the same thing is happening with public libraries. Library board elections in the past couple of years, and library board appointments, have been significantly more harrowing, with conservative & libertarian appointees attempting to reduce wages, reduce open hours, treat library budgets the same way as for-profit corporate budgets, and put a stop to Pride Month displays and to children’s sections having any LGBTQ+ books. The Farmington Community Library, which is local to me, has just begun to dig itself out of a pit dug by a libertarian Board appointee which has murdered FCL’s reputation. The Niles-Maine Library’s board election in April 2021 resulted in a Board majority whose budget cuts, services cuts, and hours cuts mean that it doesn’t meet many state standards for public libraries. The appointment of two conservatives to the Pikes Peak Library District (16 locations) has result in its head resigning in favor of a position at “a community where [freedom of expression, speech, and thought] are not under threat.” And there are other examples across the country, of course.


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