Better Read: A General Theory of Democracy, Literacy and Participation in America
An American writer argues that the reading habit and the fate of American democracy are profoundly linked. More
Amid a welter of movies, creative writing programs and Shakespeare- and Dickens-worship, is it still possible to read the old-fashioned way, for pleasure and enlightenment, for self and country? An American writer reads the signs of our times, from iPads to organic foods, and finds improbable cause for optimism.