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Why Ancient Rulers Targeted Enemy Libraries

In this clip, historian and author Richard Ovenden recounts the fascinating case of an Assyrian king who targeted enemy libraries, indicating that leaders’ instinct to inhibit education is not a new phenomenon.
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From the podcast New Books in Literary Studies
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    Banned & Burned Books: Knowledge Is Power
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