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Have you or the organization recieved any pressure from the
fundamentalists? Any untoward pressure?
No we don't. You know, they're not dumb. I mean, the
leaders are not dumb. They wouldn't show their hand very much in
that manner. But you know, censorship goes on all the time in this
country. I used to think that censorship was something that belonged
to the South. There are book burnings in Martha's Vineyard.
Martha's Vineyard. Vermont. It goes on. Here I am chairman of the
New York Public Library. I don't feel it because in New York those
people either aren't, or don't have any power. But librarians
elsewhere are continuously being pressured to take books off the
shelves because they're “bad for the children,” and the books may be
Shakespeare, or anything.
Anything else you want to add on People for The American Way?
Let's go back to focus on Time Magazine. We were having a
broad discussion on Time Magazine and I thought perhaps that we could
begin with the whole issue of Time, and you could broaden this to all
of the magazines. But lets just focus on Time for a minute, and
Vietnam. The impact of Vietnam on the paper, on the magazine,
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