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Just Sayin’: Banning Any Book is Fascist

Don’t fear the pages, fear the tyranny.Though Germany banned any reprints in German, they were unable to stop other language versions throughout the rest of the world.Here at PD, we’re not believers in bans. As an organization we are all about more speech, more information, more opinion---not less.

So while some are now up in arms about the news that in late 2015 Germany is lifting the print ban on Mein Kampf (a book that during the 1930’s was once a staple wedding gift), we think that the ban should have never been done in the first place.

Why? What are we? Closet Nazis? No, we just know that the best way to understand how insane and depraved the Nazi argument is, is to read it.

More information, not less.

To counter that argument though, Bavarian State Library Historian Florain Sepp said, “This book is too dangerous for the general public.”

A book is too dangerous for the public? Then there is something definitely fundamentally wrong with your public---or perhaps the problem lies in your gate keeper approach to them.

Just sayin’.Even Donald read it.

Now, the issue in this case is that the first Mein Kampf released this year will be a special 2,000 page volume with the counter case against Nazism, which hey, that’s great too, have a book like that by all means, just do not use taxpayers’ funds for its publication.

That’s right, the first version off the German presses of Mein Kampf since World War II, will be financed by German taxpayers.

Hasn’t Germany already footed the bill enough for Adolf Hitler’s words?

Also, just sayin’. 

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  • Guest (FLIR6)

    For a second I thought the Mein Kampf was going to be the book of the month. Glad it's not as it's a horrible read. A good writer, Hitler was not. I read Mein Kampf back in college and while I am glad to at least know what it said it is not a book I would ever want to reread.

    I agree with the article, it should not have been banned in the first place. Banning gives it an allure it does not deserve.

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  • Guest (GARANCE)

    @FLIR6 Agreed. Banning only makes the book seem more interesting, when it's not.

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