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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

ILIG Informal - Extremism and the Destruction of Libraries Worldwide

Rebecca Knuth from the University of Hawaii will discuss the motivation behind groups with extreme agendas who destroy libraries through acts of commission (ethnic nationalists, religious fundamentalists like the Taliban, and political radicals of both the left and right) and omission (the Allies in World War II and the Bush administration in 2003). Professor Knuth is the author of Libricide: The Regime-Sponsored Destruction of Books and Libraries in the Twentieth Century (2003) and Burning Books and Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction (2006) - 8 April 2009 - CILIP, London, UK

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