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There Are Four Lights

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Chain of Command, Captain Picard is captured by the Cardassians who attempt to break him by torturing him into denying the reality directly in front of him. 755 more words

What's Happening

Guided Reading and the Leveled Library

My principal wants me to level our school library. What’s the best way to do this?

I see this question way more often than I should. 1,187 more words


Reader Response: War and Peace

I loved War and Peace from the moment Pierre bumbled into scheming Anna Pavlovna’s party and proceeded to horrify everyone by fawning over Napoleon.

I’m a sucker for an epic tale, and… 560 more words

Improve Society

For Greenpeace, Honesty is Just a Word

SPOTLIGHT: More on Greenpeace’s peculiar definition of free speech (see previous post here).

BIG PICTURE: For the past decade, Greenpeace has publicly insisted that free speech is not absolute. 457 more words

Free Speech Hypocrisy at Greenpeace

SPOTLIGHT: Greenpeace, which has long repudiated free speech for others, is now using it as a shield.

BIG PICTURE: Resolute Forest Products, a Canadian company that employs 8,000 people, is suing Greenpeace. 503 more words

Fair Dealing, Freedom to Read, and Open Education Weeks

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the library world raising awareness around a variety of issues near and dear to us. 267 more words

Intellectual Freedom

Sverige Begår Självmord

I RAMPLJUSET:  Svenska medierna är en skam.

ÖVERGRIPANDE BILDEN: I The Strange Death of Europe diskuterar Douglas Murray Expressen – en svensk tabloidtidning. År 1993 bröt Erik Månsson, chefredaktör för… 905 more words