Book Burning

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Burning History in San Salvador: Destruction of Historical and Human Rights Archives
Maslin, Sarah
Article
2013
On Thursday, Nov. 14, three armed men broke into the offices of Pro-Búsqueda. The attack on Pro-Búsqueda was not a random crime. We should be worried about what is happening in El Salvador.
Dismantling of Fishery Library 'Like a Book Burning,' Say Scientists: Harper government shuts down 'world class' collection on freshwater science and protection
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2013
The Harper government has dismantled one of the world's top aquatic and fishery libraries as part of its agenda to reduce government as well as limit the role of environmental science in policy decisi...
451 at Zuccotti Park: "Where man starts by burning books he ends up by burning people."
Linebaugh, Peter
Article
2011
The books at Zuccotti Park were hauled away in dumpsters belonging to the sanitation department. The pretext of the destruction was "cleaning" the park which, the Mayor said, was filled with "filth". ...

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Fanning the flames of intolerance
The burning of books -- an ultimate form of control and condemnation
Henley, John
2010
A historical overview of book burnings by political and religious regimes.
List of destroyed libraries
Wikipedia article
Libraries have been deliberately or accidentally destroyed or badly damaged. Sometimes a library is purposely destroyed as a form of cultural cleansing.
Lost Memory: Libraries and Archives destroyed in the Twentieth Century
van der Hoeven, Hans; van Albada, Joan
1996
This document lists major disasters that have destroyed or caused irreparable damage during the 20th century to libraries and archives, whether written of audio-visual.