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November 5, 2007 • 0
Last October, Manuel Santiago was stabbed to death by muggers on Ferry Street after he cashed his weekly paycheck. Unfortunately, this horrifying incident was only the worst in a string of escalating crimes targeting a systematically under-protected demographic in New Haven. Santiago was an undocumented immigrant who worked in an Elm City bakery, and because »

Often, banned books broach critical topics

September 26, 2006 • 0
Few modern stories of censorship that we hear take place in the present place and time. We are told that censorship was a bad thing when the Nazis burned books; we hear science fiction horror stories of a future where reading is outlawed. Such clear-cut notions of censorship make it easy to defend civil liberties »