In the future, our children will read The N-Word of Narcissus , scrutinize the dialog between Huck Finn and N-word Jim , and study an abridged version of the Divine Comedy annotated by Menachem Rosensaft.
The effect of this would be to drive Dante's Divine Comedy underground, making it 'forbidden fruit' which would thus gain a cachet amongst youth since they always seek that which is forbidden to them.
Few things are more tantalizing than a list of 'banned books'.
Does the Church still maintain an index liborum prohibitorum ? Many of my favorite authors like Machiavelli and Hobbes ended up on the list!
A sign of the perverse depths of European self-abnegation. The homo's comments on reading “in context” are perhaps more telling though. It shows that they are no longer worried about people taking seriously claims of absolute truth.
Nic is likely correct. Indeed, it might be good if such works were banned as it would illustrate a more concrete enemy.