Meredith Russo is an incredible writer who has endured a lot in her life, and my family has found her to be an inspiring author. Then the news of her abuse allegations came out and I got sick reading about them. I know many women who've been in abusive situations like this and to think that Russo may have acted this way toward her wife is disturbing, to say the least.
Opinion / Voices
When it comes to banning books, most bibliophiles are vehemently against the practice. There’s no room for censorship among artists and free thinkers, right? When parents want to ban books like To Kill a Mockingbird or One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest from high school reading lists, most lovers of literature protest, arguing that the themes of these books are important for young adults to experience.
Socialism and communism seem to be rather fashionable these days. Every political rally has at least one booth promoting it. These political/economic systems get mixed up with ideas of social justice, which is odd because communist regimes in the 20th century have been the most brutal and murderous in history. It makes me wonder how many of these young communists have actually read Marx and Engles’ Communist Manifesto.