[DD] What Does John Milton Have To Do With YA?


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Yup, we're talking, a little late, about the YA Ratings debacle, but through the lens of dead white guy John Milton.

Yeah, he was a cranky old man, writer of super long Bible fanfic, and helped with regicide a little bit, but he also was a strong anti-censorship advocate. Which, considering you could lose your head for writing something offensive, was pretty damn brave.

My Milton professor made anything sound good. He was so excited about Milton that he made us excited. And Aeropagitica has stuck with me, even if the attention span to re-read it has not.

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