History of book burning and censorship
Book burning - WikipediaYou can learn about it from the project website , and support it on Kickstarter. But now that the preparatory work of the project is done, I should be able to share more here over the coming weeks and months. The project was born out of Cory Doctorow and me sitting down at conventions from time to time and chatting about our work, and over and over something he was seeing current corporations or governments try out with digital regulation would be jarringly similar to something I saw guilds or city-states try during the print revolution. Past information revolutions—from the printing press, to radio and talkies—give us test cases that show us what effects different policies had, so by looking, for example, at where the book trade fared better, Paris or Amsterdam, we can also look at what effects different regulations are likely to have on current information economies, and artistic output. There will more to share over the next months as the videos go online, but today I want to share one of the fun little pieces I wrote for exhibit on Book Burning.
If some church spokesman advocate censorship, his widow agreed histoey destroy some of his manuscripts. On his death, others rise to the defense of freedom. The world was outraged at the loss of knowledge that these demonstrators had caused, voices of protest are still heard. If many newspapers are silent.
Ina group called Texans for America opposed textbooks that referred students to books by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Church authorities were determined that the Bible would be available only in Latin. But when Wright died inhe got the last laugh! Topics Books.
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O n the night of 10 May , a crowd of some 40, people gathered in the Opernplatz — now the Bebelplatz — in the Mitte district of Berlin. Amid much joyous singing, band-playing and chanting of oaths and incantations, they watched soldiers and police from the SS, brownshirted members of the paramilitary SA, and impassioned youths from the German Student Association and Hitler Youth Movement burn, at the behest of propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, upwards of 25, books decreed to be "un-German". The climax of a month-long nationwide campaign, this best-known of literary bonfires was intended as both a purge and a purification of the true German spirit, supposedly weakened and corrupted by un-German ideas and intellectualism. You do well, in this midnight hour, to commit to the flames the evil spirit of the past. From this wreckage the phoenix of a new spirit will triumphantly rise. There's something uniquely symbolic about the burning of books.