I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength, their powerful political connections or great wealth, who, all over this country have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and destroyed records rather than have to reveal to police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.
So the America I love still exists, if not in the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate, the House of Representatives, or the media. The America I loved still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.
Kurt Vonnegut. A Man Without A Country
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Vonnegut on libraries
A propos Judith Krug (see post below), here's Kurt Vonnegut on librarians. It warms your heart...