Thank you for your remarks, and your "note of reality". As you are obviously aware, the discussion of banning this book has gone on since its initial publication. Of course the Department of Education would ban this book it the people would stand for it...the DOE, like any government agency will do anything that will allow it to presume authority. The world literary community would, of course, scoff at such an effort. I, too, have taught this book for more than twenty years, on both the high school and college level. Every year this discussion has arisen, and every year we have all had a good laugh and gotten on with our work.