“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture, just get people to stop reading them.”
This quote exemplifies the Huxley/Orwell divide. On one hand we see that in many countries today censorship is a major problem. On the other hand, in many liberal Western democracies we see that while readership isn’t exactly low, it could be much much higher. And I’m not saying reading is the be all and end all, just that so much information is disseminated via writing that having a high level of critical reading skills is something any nation should strive towards.