Libraries Under Capitalism: The Enclosure of the Literary Commons

Source: Gus Bagakis, Truthout, January 3, 2018

….Increased budget cuts are leading to the end of our literary commons. How can advocates help public libraries survive and promote real democratic values and critical thinking? First, by understanding the fate of public libraries in the context of the history of capitalism. Second, by organizing and acting to protect public libraries as locations of community connection and potential action, the bane of the disempowering, oligopolistic capitalist system……