“Orwellian” is putting it mildly.
In January a Tennessee school board banned a Pulitzer Prize-winning book from its libraries. What pernicious tome could have provoked such an extreme course of action? A manual for constructing homemade pipe bombs, perhaps?
Nope. Alas, it leans heavily on the “deeply troubling” end of the spectrum. Holocaust graphic novel Maus got the heave-ho in Tennessee last winter due to its profanity and depictions of female rodent nudity. Naturally, renowned author and artist Art Spiegelman had some choice words for these modern-day Nazis masquerading as concerned parents.