Fahrenheit 451

why would an apparently intelligent man such as captain beatty support a society that burns books

What resons would Captain Beatty have to want to have people burn books and no one ever read them

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Captain Beatty has been indoctrinated into this society. Somewhere along the line, he lost his soul. He intellectualized and justified the state's ideology. I don't think Captain Beatty believed his justifications.