Over at Flypaper, Liam Julian rips me a new takes exception to my lack of horror at the bowdlerized Huck Finn. I prefer Twain’s original without question and prefer to see it read, assigned and appreciated as is. But my point was not about censorship but access. The question is this: If the choice is between a) students reading the edited Huck Finn or b) never reading it at all, which would you choose?
Yes, yes, I know. It’s a false choice. Except in those school districts that have already chosen b).