Should this book be banned?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2009
Should this book be banned?
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Wed, 05-05-2010 - 5:44am

Should this book be banned?



  • Yes. Because.......
  • No. Because......
  • Other. Please elaborate.


You will be able to change your vote.


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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2009
Fri, 05-07-2010 - 9:01am
Ah yes of course! Thanks :-)

Didn't think of that, I stand corrected, and

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2009
Fri, 05-07-2010 - 7:47am
I disagree adding anything to the book without the author's expressed permission.
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2009
Fri, 05-07-2010 - 12:38am
Thank you all for voting and responding.

Imagine left and right finding common ground on this board?

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-01-2010
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 1:52pm
The book doesn't hide any truth...but banning the book would.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-28-2010
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 11:33am
by all means don't ban the book - but what "truth" does it hide????
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-01-2010
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 1:05am
No...it's a measure of it's time...why hide the truth?
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2009
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 8:39pm
Great post!
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2010
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 8:36pm
I voted no, because try as we might, we cannot change the past. the past is the past, and if the book was written in 1930, it portrays the times of that era. i don't think there should ever be "bans" on books. if a person doesn't want to read it, then they don't have to read it, plain and simple. but to try to erase it from history, just plain
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2009
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 7:28am

I voted "No because..." because I think that the book is part of Belgium's social history. Rewriting or censuring

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2009
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 7:24am

I know the book well, since I was a Tintin fan in my childhood. Even as a small kid, and knowing little of racism and nothing of colonialism, I remember being a bit shocked by the portrayals in the book.

At the same time, I really don't believe in banning books.

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