NYT: ALBERTO MANGUEL – Reinventing the Library

… Every economic crisis responds, first of all, by cutting funds to culture. But the dismantling of our libraries and changing their nature is not simply a matter of economics. Somewhere in our time, we began to forget what memory — personal and collective — means, and the importance of common symbols that help us understand our society. …

Siehe den ganzen Beitrag unter http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/24/opinion/reinventing-the-library.html

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