Ban this column! Please!
It might seem strange to call for the cancellation of one’s own newspaper column. Besides, who needs to squelch such a piece when media audiences are declining already?
But my request is no stranger than the logic driving efforts to ban books that children might read—in California, and in schools and libraries around the country.
Surveys, in the U.S. and around the world, show children and teens are reading fewer books, and enjoying their reading less, than in decades past. The National Assessment of Educational Progress found the percentages …