““I just love books; I don’t understand why you have to make it political.”
This refrain, which we heard again and again last week, sent me spiraling more than once, left me submerged in desperation over its utter absurdity. I saw it written just moments after I’d learned that the new occupant of the White House plans to defund the National Endowment for the Arts; the juxtaposition felt Orwellian.
You love books? Than you damn well better get prepared to be political.”
- from Why Readers Should Care about the Defunding of the NEA
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