As bad as book burning is, presidential book monitoring, as practiced by the left and right, is just as odious. In the past few days Salon has featured either articles or postings regarding complaints by what Obama is and isn't reading on his vacation. He's battered because he isn't reading any or enough books by either conservatives or by women.
What this shows is that, in essence, the American right and left are just mirror images of each other. Neither hesitates in trying to exploit the book preferences of a president, while on vacation, for an agenda.