A brief history of book burning


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/05/a-brief-history-of-book-burnin.html


#2

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

Books as we know them is a relatively recent thing


#3

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.


#4

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


#5

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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