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Book banners, a stripper’s union, Katherine Dunn’s parables, and more

Nation Weekly
June 2, 2023
“Books about sex aren’t the only ones being banned these days,” Jane Smiley writes for our latest cover. At the top of the list are books about slavery, sexuality, personal crises, and the effects of historical American cruelty on various subcultures. What are the book banners afraid of?

According to Smiley, “they are afraid of readers—especially young readers—learning the truth about humans, about American history, about, perhaps, their own lives.”

What Are the Book Banners Afraid Of?
They are afraid of readers—especially young readers—learning the truth about humans, about American history, about, perhaps, their own lives.
Jane Smiley
Let’s Hear It for the Strippers’ Union
The newly unionized Star Gardens strippers are a triumph for the labor movement, proving that regardless of their profession, when workers unite, they can win.
Antonia Crane
Katherine Dunn’s Counterculture Parables
Dunn’s books are often described as cult classics, which fits not only in the sense that they inspire devotion but also in the sense that cults of personality always appear in them.
Nora Caplan-Bricker
Can Americans Really Make a Free Choice About Dying?
In a country that treats disabled people like expensive burdens and that teaches people to hate and fear disabilities, activists argue that true bodily autonomy is not possible.
Sara Luterman
This Is Not the End of the Supreme Court’s War on Labor
With Glacier, eight justices sabotaged the most powerful weapon unions have: the strike.
Elie Mystal
D.D. Guttenplan on Biden and the Vision Thing; Plus Disappearing Islands
On this episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, The Nation’s editor looks at the 2024 campaign, and Christina Gerhardt talks about climate change.
Jon Wiener
How Ron DeSantis Botched His Launch
On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Parker Molloy on how Elon Musk used the Florida governor.
Jeet Heer

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  1. Re “learning the truth about humans”

    The truth about humans is evident in their history — the history of human madness mainly thanks to the 2 married pink elephants in the room and has never been on clearer display than with the deliberate global Covid Scam atrocity — see “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room –The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective & Historical Assessment Of The Covid “Phenomenon”” … (or

    “Separate what you know from what you THINK you know.” — Unknown

    ““We’re all in this together” is a tribal maxim. Even there, it’s a con, because the tribal leaders use it to enforce loyalty and submission. … The unity of compliance.” — Jon Rappoport, Investigative Journalist

    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King, Jr, 1929-1968, Civil Rights Activist

  2. Try to put books by Jared Taylor, David Duke, Lothrop Stoddard and Madison Grant in your local Library and watch the crazed neo-Bolsheviks and the negro-worshiping Christian fundamentalists unite against you.

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