“As many as six out of ten American adults have never read a book of any kind, and the bulletins from the nation’s educational frontiers read like the casualty reports from a lost war.”
—Lewis H. Lapham, writer and former editor of Harper’s Magazine, author, Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy (2004) (Thanks to alert WORDster Armour Van Horn)
• Editorial Comment: Nobody reads the bulletins from the front either.
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Ted Pease, Professor of Interesting Stuff, Trinidad, California. (Be)Friend The WORD
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