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Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom

Resources exploring the Freedom to Read, banned and challenged books, and intellectual freedom.
"Freedom of thought and freedom of speech are our most valuable civil liberties because on them depend our lifelong intellectual and emotional development and satisfaction....  That freedom is an idea with very old roots in our law and culture, and it is the basis for democratic self-government, individuality, diversity, and, yes, also the eccentricity, the vibrant weirdness, that often makes life so delectable."

Neil Richards, "The Electronic Panopticon," The Chronicle of Higher Education (2015)

"The right to privacy – the right to read, consider, and develop ideas and beliefs free from observation or unwanted surveillance by the government or others – is the bedrock foundation for intellectual freedom."

American Library Association, "Privacy"

Free Speech on College Campuses

Censorship

Privacy and Surveillance

Intellectual Freedom