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Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library

Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library – How Postmodern Consumer Capitalism Threatens Democracy, Civil Education and the Public Good, Edward D’Angelo, (- 2006)

This short, philosophical book looks at the purpose of libraries in a democracy. The book is an academic and philosophical history of public libraries and is well written but will exercise your faculties. It sees library funding cuts as a ‘downward spiral’ in democracy. 100 pages.

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Carleton Library     University of Ottawa

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