Burning Insight: When ignorance destroys art

DAILY MAVERICK | Tony Jackman:

Fahrenheit 451. It’s the temperature at which paper burns. Or at which a pile of works of art in their frames ignite. It’s a point of no return, for once burnt, nothing can be unburnt. Damage can be repaired, but the consequence of destroying is destruction. Forever. Seeing François Truffaut’s cinematic adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 as an 11-year-old kid in 1966 chills you to the core of your small being. It makes you understand that those who would burn the books were decimating knowledge and mauling insight. It opens a chapter in your formative mind… Read more 

Image: Students burn paintings while protesting. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong / GroundUp

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