“It goes back further than that, with the burning of the great Library of Alexandria.”
Mostly accepted as being accidently burned by Julius Caesar but I take it you believe it was the Moslem Caliph Omar?
“The Caliph has been quoted as saying of the Library’s holdings, “they will either contradict the Koran, in which case they are heresy, or they will agree with it, so they are superfluous.”
Our “inner barbarian” is far closer than we think. Pre WW II Germany was the world’s most educated and advanced nation. Yet, Hitler took it into barbarism in a few years.
Therefore, beware of those who want to emulate Hitler, wanna be tyrants like Obamoids, Liberals, Prog, ad nauseam.