I just finished reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. My favorite section in the book, is when Montag asked, “Where do we go from here? Would books help us?”
Faber responded: “Only if the third necessary thing could be given us. Number one, as I said, quality of information. Number two: leisure to digest it. And number three: the right to carry out actions based on what we learn from the interaction of the first two.”
Although it wasn’t mentioned in this section, but it was alluded to in other parts of the book, another thing needed is the desire to read and learn from books.
You don’t have to burn books to make them ineffective. You just have to get people to stop reading them. You get them to not want to read books.