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The Librarian's Choice.

 

Hello everyone,

in light of the recent events in Paris, there is really only one item to promote this week: the Charlie Hebdo magazine.

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Demosthenes


The first 500,000 issues of an eventual 3 million print run are scheduled to go on sale today, and if I can still find one I will buy it for the Library.
We need to make every issue count.

Freedom of speech has been much debated recently, and I would like to leave you with a remark by the Greek orator Demosthenes (3rd century BC) in praise of Athenean Democracy: that in Athens one is free to praise the Spartan constitution, whereas in Sparta it is only the Spartan constitution that one is allowed to praise.

Sincerely
Anna, your Librarian