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August 12th, 2013

Literacy And Violence In Ancient Times?

"The primary function of writing, as a means of communication, is to facilitate the enslavement of human beings.
The use of writing for disinterested purposes, and as a source of intellectual and aesthetic pleasure is a secondary result; and more often than not, it may even be turned into a means of strengthening and concealing the other. -- Claude Levi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques (cited in Rosalind Thomas, Literature and Orality in Ancient Greece.

Gee, i had wondered why O'Reilly and Beck have written books of history! Read more...Collapse )

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