Originally Posted by The Don
I haven't read the Protocols of the Elders of Zion or Mein Kampf or but I'd fight attempts to promote them to students.
That said, like so many things that right wing activists do, this is a flex. She's calling for something to be banned, solely because of what she's heard about it, because she can.
Well, we could unpack what it means to "promote" a book to students.
But these blanket bannings seem to make no room for context.
Western History 1800-present would certainly be missing an important part of the sequence leading to WW2 and the Holocaust without some key excepts from Mein Kampf (or just about any other pronouncement or communique Hitler ever wrote under the same reasoning).
Heaven forbid that the course might even consider the hundreds of years of pogroms and other atrocities committed routinely in the HRE and various German states and that hate and genocide didn't leap into existence in the early 20th century.