December 16th, 2016
(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: email@example.com
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
What happens when John Rogers dies and this disappears?
And what happens, generally, to the great writing of the last 20 years?
From 1750 to 1990 the West made huge progress building libraries that could keep the wisdom and wit of the current era alive for posterity. But since 1990, we’ve gone backwards.Source