Real or fictional examples of government erasing information from an archive.
June 2, 2010 9:35 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to brainstorm real or fictional examples of some government or person in power trying to change or hide historical information by erasing, changing, or withholding items from a library or archive.
posted by GPF to law & government (41 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm giving a presentation about the importance of preserving authentic information and want some colorful examples. Here are a few I've come up with:
- The attempted withholding of the volume Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, vol. XVI: Cyprus; Greece; Turkey by the CIA to obfuscate covert operations in the 1960's;
- George Orwell's 1984: The Department of Truth's mission to rewrite news items to conform to the party's history;
- Star Wars episode II: Count Dooku erases Kamino from the Jedi archives to hide the creation of the clone army.
Can you think of others?