The plunder of books and how libraries might respond.
This is a story of a now old book and its connections to war, displacement, cultural destruction; the possibilities of an apology and reconciliation; and the remarkable things that connectivity can achieve. This is about my efforts to track the original owner of a book that came [...]
I’m reading Kuhn’s *The structure of scientific revolutions* slowly after glancing at bits of it over the years.
I’m struck by its deliberately archaic and lugubrious tone at times, which I think reflects the Harvard environment it came from (it takes one to know one). But despite that–it’s got an extraordinary amount to think about in [...]