Burning the Books
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Tantor Media, Inc., 2020.
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Richard Ovenden., Richard Ovenden|AUTHOR., & Simon Slater|READER. (2020). Burning the Books . Tantor Media, Inc..

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Full titleburning the books a history of the deliberate destruction of knowledge
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More than simply repositories for knowledge, libraries and archives inspire and inform citizens. In preserving notions of statehood recorded in such historical documents as the Declaration of Independence, libraries support the state itself. By preserving records of citizenship and records of the rights of citizens as enshrined in legal documents such as the Magna Carta and the decisions of the US Supreme Court, they support the rule of law. In this book, Ovenden takes a polemical stance on the social and political importance of the conservation and protection of knowledge, challenging governments in particular, but also society as a whole, to improve public policy and funding for these essential institutions.
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