Book bans have been a hot and controversial topic in the United States lately, with many schools and libraries banning certain books.
"Book bans generally are antithetical to the First Amendment and the fundamental principles of free speech and academic inquiry," said Grabowski, a professor who specializes in free speech, media law and ethics. "I’m concerned by the recent surge of book bans in the United States that appear to be motivated by political considerations. Additionally, I suspect that certain librarians might be covertly engaging in what could be described as "shadow bans." Although these books may not be formally banned, they are deliberately excluded from acquisition and display."
The article, "Banning books another form of censorship," was published in the magazine's Fall 2023 edition.