Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The destruction of Books is an assault on all of us

I don't do politics on this blog but when I read about this assault on the written word I had to share it.

Last Friday, in Alexandria Egypt where the great Library of Alexandria once stood, a government order attack on book vendors in Al-Nabi Daniel street resulted in the wanton destruction of books and the kiosks in which they were housed and sold.

The street was in chaos as piles of books and destroyed kiosks accumulated.

Al-Nabi Daniel Street is an important cultural heritage site in Alexandria

I know that much focus today is on the tragic events in Libya, but this outrage in Egypt deserves attention.

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