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WEDNESDAY'S WISDOM, A quote by Ray Bradbury

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Ray Bradbury

Diana Douglas

ISIS, Enemies of Mankind.

 

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”
― Edmund Burke

One of my favorite personages of history of whom you have probably never heard is Nicholas Roerich.   433 more words

'A page from Hitler's playbook': ISIS burns Mosul library, 8000 rare texts

Is this one of those times Hillary wants us to empathize with our enemies?

Can we stop pretending they're not the Nazis reborn? –> ISIS Burns 8000 Rare Books and Manuscripts in Mosul…

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International Events

If books were just books

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

I'm Serious

Senior Year Update #6: Book Burning, Blackfish, and Pink Underwear

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

Anecdotes

Iraqi Libraries Ransacked by Islamic State Group in Mosul - ABC News

“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

History

Burn Those Books Morons

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

Culture