Jacob Lizotte - The Present Darkness
"It was a pleasure to burn."
Burning books-- and with them, ideas, freedom, social progress, etc.... does it get any more demonic than that? Ray Bradbury's famous dystopian novel, "Farenheit 451", was written at the height of the McCarthy era and reflects the author's fears about the existential harm of state-based censorship. The novel's simple yet terrifying first line reflects the inverted nature of this new world-- a world where firemen cause rather than quench fires.