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10 August 2004

Kurt Vonnegut on librarians

Kurt Vonnegut’s article here includes a small paean to librarians.

And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate
librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful
political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this
country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried
to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal
to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or
the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the
media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public

From the librarian.

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