Wednesday, July 14, 2004

And the Survey Sez....

Fewer than 50% of Americans read books. And Cannuck Commenter Drunken Prolitariat wonders why 1/2 of Americans support C student George W. Bush.
...Even taking these numbers with a grain of salt, surely the decline in reading is real. The true worry is about the young. In 1982, 60 percent of 18-to-24- year-olds claimed to read literature. Now that figure is 43 percent. This portends a culturally and morally bankrupt future for America unless we reverse the trend.

Morally, you ask? What does highbrow reading have to do with morals? Plenty, says
Dana Gioia, the South Bay poet who now chairs the National Endowment for the Arts. "Of literary readers, 43 percent perform charity work; only 17 percent of nonreaders do. That's not a subtle difference,' Gioia says.

No, it is not. Force upon your neighbor, your spouse force upon yourself a really good book today.

Blonde nod to Suckful.


At 10:33 AM, Blogger Drunken Proletariat said...

I like suckful. She had some swell pics of Bush strolling down the street with his larvae. Say, didn't I see one of them on a porn site somewhere???

At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uhh, yeah...



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