A brief history of book burning

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Pissed off and misguided people have been burning books for thousands of years

Books as we know them is a relatively recent thing

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I once sent some ashes from my fireplace to a preacher who was burning books - I thanked him for inspiring me & told him it was a bible.


“Where they burn books, they will too in the end burn people.” ~ Heinrich Heine

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It doesn’t really matter whether it’s a book as such - just like with so many other things, it’s the thought that counts.

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