The Very Definition of Irony


Even if you do not live in North America you are probably aware that the United States has been experiencing a wave of book bannings and attempts by a vocal neo-Fascist Christian Nationalist minority to censor both library books and school books. But this story out of Texas is particularly outrageous.

The book Life is So Good, co-written by George Dawson, is banned at George Dawson Middle School in Southlake, Texas. The same George Dawson who wrote this book is the George Dawson the school is named after.

The short video below underscores the irony of the ban on this particular book in this Texas community. NB: If the video fails to play in your email version of TBTP, please click here.

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1 Response to The Very Definition of Irony

  1. Thank you for that wonderful and moving post. What a man.

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