Monthly Archives: February 2011

#Rogo di Libri: how censorship can still raise its ugly head

“They shot him and made a bonfire of all his books” (Hugh MacDiarmid, The Battle Continues, 1957) MacDiarmid’s dramatic words remind us that book burning has always been the ultimate act of political and religious reprisal, bigotry and censorship.  He was … Continue reading

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