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REVIEW 31 – LATEST ARTICLES (JULY 2012)

Marika Lysandrou on Badiou’s ‘The Adventure of French Philosophy’:
http://review31.co.uk/article/view/49/a-double-critique

Dan Barrow on Geoff Dyer’s ‘Zona’:
http://review31.co.uk/article/view/48/the-last-word

Marc Farrant on Balibar’s ‘Politics and the Other Scene’:
http://review31.co.uk/article/view/47/border-country

Tom Snow reviews Mark Godfrey’s ‘Alighiero E Boetti’:
http://review31.co.uk/article/view/46/the-extrovert-and-the-introvert

Rosa Ainley on ‘The Architecture of Failure’:
http://review31.co.uk/article/view/45/future-past-tense

Sebastian Truskolowski on The Hipster Myth:
http://review31.co.uk/article/view/42/the-hipster-myth

Belinda Webb reviews ‘Letters to Hitler’:
http://review31.co.uk/article/view/43/dear-f%EF%BF%BDhrer

Robert Barry on ‘Turing’s Cathedral’:
http://review31.co.uk/article/view/44/one-dimensional-universe

 

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Big Society

HITLER IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Video spoofs ‘Nazi’ library cuts

The Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 2nd March, 2011, p.5

By Daily Telegraph Reporter

A video posted on the internet that compares a county council to Nazi Germany for making cuts to libraries has been condemned as “sickening”.

The spoof clip, which was uploaded to the YouTube website, shows Adolf Hitler in his bunker with sub-titles of him supposedly ranting about opposition to spending cuts in Gloucestershire.

One councillor, Philip Booth, was criticised by the Tory county council leader, Mark Hawthorne, for describing the video as “great stuff”. Mr Hawthorne said: “I am always disgusted when idiots try to use Hitler, Nazism and the Holocaust to score political points. To see this branded ‘great stuff is sickening.”

Mr Booth, from the Green Party, defended the clip, which is from the 2004 film Downfall, which depicts Hitler’s last days. “I think it has come out of the frustration of library campaigners that they haven’t been listened to,” he said. “I apologise if anyone has taken offence.”

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You can see the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAMRCY55lnQ

The Daily Telegraph, ironically, has listed the video as one of its top spoof videos!

The article online: http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspx

Philip Booth’s blog, Ruscombe Green is at: http://ruscombegreen.blogspot.com/ It was voted 11th best blog in the Total Politics Top 30 Councillor Blog national poll for 2010. It was also voted 10th in the Green Blog poll for Total Politics in 2010.

Report on the issue in This is Gloucestershire, ‘Man behind Youtube Hitler spoof video stands by library message’, at: http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/news/Man-Hitler-video-stands-library-message/article-3281693-detail/article.html See also: http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/news/Political-row-Hitler-library-video/article-3275999-detail/article.html  

Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries (FoGL): http://foclibrary.wordpress.com/

Friends of Minchinhampton Library: http://friendsofminchinhamptonlibrary.wordpress.com/

See also the ‘Hitler Versus Library Campaigners’ video, by Phil Bradley at the Use Libraries and Learn Stuff blog: http://use-libraries-and-learn-stuff.blogspot.com/2011/02/hitler-attempts-to-close-libraries.html  

Book Burning: http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005852

Heinrich Heine on Burning Books: http://atheism.about.com/od/weeklyquotes/a/heine01.htm

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