The article “How Nazis destroyed books in a quest to destroy European culture”and the novel 1984 explores the dystopian element of information is restricted and banished. In 1984, The Thought Police “destroys” Goldstein’s book to not allow the Brotherhood or anyone else to access information that the Party has not given permission for people to read. The Thought Police “hunts them almost as fast as we can produce them” and they always restrict information that can be used against the Party. When the party takes people’s book, they are restricting their learning and cannot allow people to prosper, which is the party’s intent. In this society, people are not being told the truth so they believe that everything in their society is ideal and perfect when in reality it has many faults that the citizens are not aware of. Orwell is trying to warn people that the government is in control of everything including things that you read so they control what you believe in also when people don’t have the opportunity to learn from books or other things the government has taken from you. The article “How Nazis destroyed books in a quest to destroy European culture” took and “destroyed” books as they attempt to “remake the cultural landscape of Europe.” The Nazi’s were “merciless machine of human destruction” and took and burned all books that were not approved by the Nazi Party. When the government took some of those books away from the people, they took away their freedom. When people don’t have freedom within their government, they can’t make their own choices about anything which leads to distrust within the society.