«Nobody seems interested in the robbing and the illegal exchange of antique books, which are part of our cultural roots. All of this is silenced. And this happen because to protect and to promote our culture, the Italian one, is less important tha protecting and promoting the anglo-american culture – our colonizator’s culture».
This is the comment of Giorgio Pagano about newspaper Repubblica inquiry about thefts of antique books that happen daily in our country.
«It’s a shame that scrolls, illuminated and antique volumes are being stolen comformtably from libraries all over Italy without nobody thinking to stop this havoc. People always find new ways to submit themselves to what Churchill called “empires of the mind”. We should instead find new ways to promote all over the World our inestimable cultural heritage»