It’s a fact: “Artists use lies to tell the truth”. Certainly the destructive censorship kills the youthful thought of reality even before it was born.



Book burning (also biblioclasm or libricide) is the practice of destroying, often ceremoniously, books or other written material. In modern times, other forms of media, such as video tapes or CD’s have also been ceremoniously burned or shredded. Book burning is usually carried out in public, and is generally motivated by moral, religious or political objections to the material.



Book burning can be emblematic of a harsh and oppressive regime which is seeking to censor or silence an aspect of a nation’s culture. In some cases the works destroyed are irreplaceable and their burning constitutes a severe loss to cultural heritage. Examples include obliteration of the Library of Baghdad, the burning of books and buying of scholars under China’s Qin Dynasty, the destruction of Aztec codices by Itzcoatl and the Nazi book burnings.



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