In case you didn’t know, this is banned book week. The point is to address the issue of censorship in books and remind us of an important part of our democracy that we should not take for granted.
My personal favorite, that has been banned in certain places and times is “Catch-22.” It’s such a great piece of literature and can be applied to just about any war (and most definitely Iraq). It’s also probably the funniest book I’ve ever read as it bitterly slams the farce, bureaucracy and mismanagement of wars.
When I think about Iraq and all the contradictions that this war entails I can just imagine Yossarian, Milo and Colonel Cathcart type characters running about the place doing their respective things.
Catch-22 image from this place.