Book Burning Throughout History: Our Ignorance is Their Power
Tuesday, December 13 ~ 11am-12:30pm (PT) on zoom
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Many authoritarian governments and extremists are responsible for widespread cultural destruction through terrorism, war, ethnic cleansing, and other forms of mass violence. The destruction of books & libraries is one way of making an ethnicity or culture disappear. Though book burning may seem a thing of the past, it still continues today! Our beloved lecturer Claudia returns with another fascinating and thought-provoking topic, providing several examples and analysis of the motivations for this symbolic act.