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Libraries And Freedom


October 5, 2017

Early in his presentation last Thursday evening, historian Jon Meacham praised libraries and the critical role they play in a free society, stating, “It’s not a mistake that the root word for library is ‘free,’ and that’s not a commercial point. It’s that we are liberated from ignorance and superstitution.”

Indeed, libraries are repositories of knowledge, knowledge from the distant past to the present, covering every discipline known to mankind, from philosophy and history to computers and cooking. The information contained in libraries provide not only knowledge, but also i...

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