Is this one of those times Hillary wants us to empathize with our enemies?
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Can we stop pretending they're not the Nazis reborn? –> ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul…
Hitler wouldn’t have burned them during WWII.
Bet that caught your attention. Because yes, I’m about to tie in how strongly HITLER felt about burning books that were “un-German” to how strongly I feel about books and words and everything they can stand for. 1,280 more words
Holy crap, it’s February! My promise to post every other week has not been kept so far, but I’ll try to get back on schedule. 754 more words
“When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people’s ideas.” These people are truly barbarians! 52 more words
One of the more basic arguments about the Middle East turns on the question of whether Islamic cultures are inherently pre-modern. One side will cite the glories of Islamic scholarship which preserved a good deal of the Western world’s knowledge (a claim which is contested). 28 more words