No books, please, we’re democrats

I’m a little sorry to see that Maud Newton is disspirited, although I’m pretty damn depressed myself.

But news like today’s is EXACTLY why books seem important to me, and why I take such consolation in them. I read not only for entertainment but also for edification, and had I not made such strong efforts to educate myself by selecting worthy books, I’d be just as willfully ignorant as the feelgood security NASCAR parents who reelected the Chimp.

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One thought on “No books, please, we’re democrats

  1. Excellent point. The country I’m living in might have gone to shit, but I can always escape into my books. Perhaps not a “worthy” or edifying book, but I’m currently enjoying Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. For some reason, fantasy seems very attractive right now… 🙂

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