Saturday, December 17, 2005

Agents Visit Student after Library Request for Mao's Red Book

A senior at UMass Dartmouth was visited by federal agents two months ago, after he requested a copy of Mao Tse-Tung's tome on Communism called "The Little Red Book."

Two history professors at UMass Dartmouth, Brian Glyn Williams and Robert Pontbriand, said the student told them he requested the book through the UMass Dartmouth library's interlibrary loan program.

Read the whole story at The Standard-Times.

Update: The Standard-Times is now reporting that the story was a hoax. However, now several people are wondering why the newspaper won't name the student leaving everyone with more questions than answers.

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