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Corey Robin – Aggrieved students find books dangerous; neoliberal administrators say they’re useless. I’d take the former any day

No one knows the power of literature better than the censor. That’s why he burns books: to fight fire with fire, to stop them from setting the world aflame. Or becomes an editor: Stalin, we now know, excised words from texts with about as much energy and attention as he excised men and women from the world. As Bertolt Brecht …