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Interesting Reading: Censorship, Book Purges and Libraries in the Ukraine-Russia War

  • 1.  Interesting Reading: Censorship, Book Purges and Libraries in the Ukraine-Russia War

    Posted Feb 16, 2023 09:56 AM

    Kathleen McCook: Book Purges as Weapon of War

    Original Blog Post K. McCook Refers To RE: Censorship in Wartime

    Translated Interview With Ukrainian Book Institute Director

    Familiar sentiments:

    "As for Pushkin and Dostoevsky, beloved by our librarians and some readers, it should be said that these two authors laid the foundations of the "Russian peace" and messianism. Filled with these narratives from childhood, people believe that the mission of the Russian people is not to deal with their lives and their country, but to "save" the world against their will. This is actually very harmful literature, it can really influence people's views. Therefore, my personal opinion is that these books should also be removed from public and school libraries."



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    Darryl Eschete
    Director
    West Des Moines Public Library
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