Splashing around in books.
Such a great photo of Solzhenitzen. I wonder if anyone out there has read his Warning to the West. I believe it is out of print and if that is the case, it is a shame.This post reminded me of the Bertolt Brecht poem, "The Bookburning." I hope cip won't mind if I take the liberty of printing it here..."When the regime orderedBooks with dangerous knowledgeTo be burned in public and everywhereOxen were forced to pull, carts with booksto the bonfires, one of the persecuted poetsdiscovered one of the beststudying the list of the burneddisconcerted, that his books were forgotten.He rushed to his desk, flying on wings of rageand wrote a letter to the the authorities.Burn me! he wrote with a quick strokeBurn me! don't do this to me! Do not spare me!Have I not always reported the truth in my books?Yet now you treat me as were I a liar!I command you: Burn me! " Bertolt BRECHT
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