past event

Banning Books


Elliot Gerson, Nadine Strossen, John Szabo

Whom do we trust to tell us what to read and, perhaps more importantly, should we trust anyone to tell us what not to read? And why? We put our trust in people and organizations for so many facets of our lives and our children’s education, but the perennial issuance of banned-book lists elicits confusion, questions, and controversy. The chief executive of the nation’s largest public library system, and the former longtime national ACLU President discussed the issue.

Presented by the Aspen Institute Arts Program at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Event information
Thu Jun 30, 2022