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Mike Peinovich Suggests Staging a Book Burning and Charging the Media for the Photos

In the last episode of The Daily Shoah, Mike Peinovich discussed the very Klan-like rally he and other alt-righters held at Lee Park to protest the removal of Confederate monuments. 380 more words



Little did Heinrich Heine know when in 1820 he penned the lines for his new play, Almansor: “That was but a prelude; where they burn books, they will burn people in the end, too. 676 more words


Israel's New Cultural War of Aggression

A Small Battleground in a Large Culture War


A few weeks ago my book Palestine’s Horizon: Toward a Just Peace was published by Pluto in Britain. 1,021 more words


Abhorring Information Banning

A recent round of reading has left me ready to revive the seventeenth-century British political party known as “the Abhorrers,” though under a different banner. In Edward Shelton’s 1861 political handbook, “The Historical Fingerpost,” he defines the “Abhorrers and Petitioners – Two great parties in opposition in the time of Charles the Second. 661 more words

Marcus Antonius Offered Cicero Life, If He Burned All His Books

The following piece from the elder Seneca (Yes, Seneca the Elder, not the Younger) is based upon the imaginary story that Marcus Antonius offered to preserve Cicero’s life in exchange for the destruction of all his books.  469 more words

Books Promiscuously Read: Day 5

John Milton

Well knows he who uses to consider, that our faith and knowledge thrives by exercise, as well as our limbs and complexion. Truth is compared in Scripture to a streaming fountain; if her waters flow not in a perpetual progression, they sicken into a muddy pool of conformity and tradition. 953 more words