Challenged Works

The Hoax of the Twentieth Century

By Arthur Butz


1984—This book was seized from the library of the University of Calgary by RCMP officers acting under the authority of the Customs Tariff Act.

Objection—Classified as “hate literature.”

Update—The book was put back on the university’s library shelves because of a technicality; customs officers’ prohibition of the book came after the book had entered the country.

1995—A copy of the book was seized by the RCMP from a public library in Didsbury (AB). Before the librarian could respond to the seizure, the book was shredded—because the RCMP said it was prohibited.

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