Sam Leith Sam Leith

You can’t really ‘cancel’ anything

It isn’t censorship to remove Art Spiegelman from a school curriculum

Has Art Spiegelman's graphic novel Maus been cancelled?

‘When parents give Maus…to their little kids, I think it’s child abuse. I wanna protect my kids!’ Who do you imagine this quote is from? Some plaid-clad member of the moral majority at a town hall meeting in Tennessee – where the local board of education in McMinn County recently caused an outcry by removing Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel about the Holocaust from the eighth-grade curriculum? Nope.

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