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Politics …

More of a thought than a full-blown post!! I get fed up with people who say that libraries – or, indeed, anything else much – are not political (in the widest sense, not necessarily party-political), and I was thrilled to read an article quoting John Amaechi, speaking about the Olympic Games, in which he expressed this far better than I can:

“I’m so tired of the Olympics being able to hide behind this ‘we are not political’ banner at the same time as being intensely political … All you have to do is look at the event where they announce who will get the Games. Look in the audience and it is prime ministers, premiers and royalty. I’m sorry, you are implicitly political in nature.”

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