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OF THE HOLY TRINITY - collecting, preserving, and making accessible precious books, manuscripts, and other special materials - preservation takes precedence.
Following are three brief prefatory notes that will be helpful in understanding this essay. First, readers should note that the word polemical appears in the essay's title. I ask the reader's indulgence in understanding that I mean this word literally. The essay is a polemic. Intended to be serious, it is not therefore also intended to be "balanced" or "fair". In addition, it is an essay, not a paper; and its informality of style is intended to reflect a difference between these two genres.
Date Posted: 08 January 2007
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