Industry Voices - Chris Finan

22 Jul

311 Reasons to Celebrate Banned Books Week

Though the reported number of book challenges has fallen, statistics do not give a full picture, says ABFE Director Chris Finan. “The reality is that censorship is still a problem in this country, and most of the victims are kids. Sometimes books are literally taken out of their hands.”

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25 Jun

Let Snowden Come Home: An Opinion Column

ABFE Director Chris Finan expresses his personal belief that the Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden should be dropped, allowing him to be tried for stealing government documents or another lesser crime.

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09 Apr

Free Speech: A Great Book About Torture

Chris Finan, director of the American Booksellers for Free Expression, shares his own thoughts and opinions on the book Guantanamo Diary and the important debate it can stir about whether torture is ever justified.

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05 Mar

Free Speech: Fear Is Still the Enemy

In the first installment of a new monthly column on free speech issues, ABFE Director Chris Finan expresses his opinions about the toll on our freedoms in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and voices his hope that moving forward we will not be governed by panic.

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