Friday, February 18, 2005

'No Towers' as required reading proves divisive

Art Spiegelman, whose In The Shadow Of No Towers is required reading for new students at Lafayette College, will speak this fall at the school's freshman orientation. Needless to say, response is a little mixed:
Patrick Cartier Jr., who lost his brother in the World Trade Center, said he is disgusted by the book.

Cartier, of Palmer Township, said he has not read the book but has viewed some images from it online. He said the book is not a stepping point for a discussion; rather, it pushes an agenda by equating Bush to the terrorists.

"Why do we have college students studying comic books when they should be studying more important things, like actual factual history?" said Cartier, an outspoken Bush supporter.