Morally healthy: censure in libraries

When tax payers pay for libraries, librarians have a duty to ‘the public’. Defining that public isn’t easy, especially when priests, pressure groups and politicians get involved.


·     Being an arbiter of taste and decency was a tough job and nobody appreciated it.

·     The censorship mentality was still deeply embedded in a prudish and hypocritical society

·     He proceeded to tear up the books, pile them on the floor, take out a bottle of paraffin and a box of matches from his pocket.


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