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By Sam Weller at 4:51pm ET

In advance of a slew of speaking engagements I’m doing in Dallas, Texas this week, I wrote an essay for the Dallas Morning News addressing Ray Bradbury’s controversial comments in 2007 that his novel, Fahrenheit 451, was not about censorship.

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  1. Wonderful essay, Sam.

    Perhaps he realized, in retrospect, that he was on a subconscious, subplot diatribe about the dangers of immersing ourselves in the mass media.” As he said, “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” And as you noted, it is the mass media that does exactly that in Fahrenheit 451.

    I know that I look back at things that I have written and think, holy crap, I didn’t realize that I was saying THAT too, but I sure was.

    Comment by Andy Burnside-Weaver — April 30, 2013 @ 6:26am

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