Banned Books Week

“A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.” – Herbert Marshall McLuhan.

“All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.” -Walter Benjamin

“It is shared values, not shared opinions, that keep a diverse and pluralistic nation from splintering. It is tolerance for our differences that binds us. It is the First Amendment that protects the individual mind and conscience against the authority of government and the tyranny of the majority.” -Jean Hammond Otto

“In order to get to the truth, conflicting arguments and expression must be allowed. There can be no freedom without choice, no sound choice without knowledge.” -David Knipe Bernninghausen

“Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.” -Walter Lippmann

“Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

“Freedom of thought and freedom of speech in our great institutions of learning are absolutely necessary…the moment that either is restricted, liberty begins to wither and die and the career of a nation after that time is downwards.” -John Peter Altgeld