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As a Kansas school district pulls 29 books from circulation in its library it seems that too many in this country - spurred on by Republican ideologues - are trying to make ignorance a top priority or, at a minimum, kowtow to pressure from right-wing extremists.

The Goddard school district has removed from its shelves, among other titles, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Fences” and “They Called Themselves the K.K.K.”