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Fahrenheit 451 (Review)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When mentioning timeless dystopian novels, Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is most likely to be mentioned. The reasons are more than one can shake a stick at, but one of the many reasons is the profound effect Bradbury’s images have on booklovers abound. 692 more words

Reviews

Commonly Challenged

Out from my uplifted hand,
I release my contraband of
blacklisted novels.

“This is no time to be making new enemies,”
Voltaire said, reclining in his deathbed, 57 more words

Creative Writing

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

Racism

ONLY A PRELUDE: BOOK BURNING IN BERLIN

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

Berlin

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

Commentary

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