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Book Burning vs. Flag Burning

On OkCupid, one of the many questions that people are given to answer is, “Which is more offensive? Flag burning or book burning?” I absolutely believe that book burning is far worse. 650 more words

Useless Information

Lookalikes: Nationalist bookburners on tour

Sir

Has anyone noticed the remarkable similarity between Nationalist sponsored “Action against the Un-German Spirit” in 1933 and the Nationalist sponsored “Action against the Un-Scottish Spirit” in today’s modern ‘progressive Scotland 2014? 13 more words

Newspeak

#FridayFictioneers - 28/11/14 - War's End

Every Wednesday Rochelle Wisoff-Fields publishes a photo prompt to inspire writers to write 100-words of flash fiction or poetry.

At any point during the following week, the Friday Fictioneers post their 100-word tales. 158 more words

Flash Fiction

Fires of Hate

May 10, 1933 – Joseph Goebbles’ Diary
Tonight the era of Jewish intellectualism was committed to flames
guaranteeing the brilliant youth of Germany will not be molded by books, 181 more words

Friday Fictioneers

Some Say the Irish Saved the World - Queen of Ordinary - November 4, 2014

     Trinity College Library – Dublin

One of the stops on our journey was to see the Book of Kells and visit the Trinity COllege Library in Dublin, Ireland.  480 more words

Daily Life

Freeing the Feminine Voice

Today’s blog is a guest-post from Kathy Walczyk from Spiritual Middle Ground, about book burnings and freeing the feminine voice.  Throughout history it has been men who have spoken for women, and Kathy and I had a great rant over the way two women (in particular) were spoken for by men who (in my opinion) may have missed the point.  698 more words

Inspiration

Burning Books

        Why do autocrats love to burn books so much?  I suppose they are afraid of new ideas.  That raises the question: are ideas really that dangerous?   395 more words

Writing