28/07/2014 by Don Quijones
In the following video clip Breaking the Set‘s Abby Martin speaks with NYU Media Studies Professor Mark Crispin Miller about five historical books that have been actively suppressed and hidden from the American public.
The books have now been republished by Forbidden Bookshelf, a publishing house recently co-founded by Prof. Miller. Here’s a copy of FB’s mission statement:
For over half a century, America’s vast literary culture has been disparately policed, and imperceptibly contained, by state and corporate entities well-placed and perfectly equipped to wipe out wayward writings. As America does not ban books, other means—less evident, and so less controversial—have been deployed to vaporize them. The purpose of Forbidden Bookshelf is to bring such vanished books to life. These works pull some of the most troubling trends and episodes in US history from the shadows, shed light on how America got to its present moment, and show us how we all might change direction.