Animal Farm - George Orwell
There are many places in the world where George Orwell’s satire Animal Farm has been banned. To say that the United States is not one of these places is an understatement. The book was misunderstood and was seen as being critical of all forms of socialism, rather than specifically Stalinist communism. The American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) funded a cartoon version in 1955.
Because of its illegality, many in Soviet-controlled territory first read it in pirated, ‘samizdat’ form.
In 2002, the novel was banned in schools in the United Arab Emirates.