"If you ever get down about American culture, you might like to remember that there are still more public libraries in this country than there are Starbucks." (David McCullough, this morning at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., aired on CSPAN.)
That is a comforting thought. Reading, widely, is a bulwark of American democracy. The only people who can keep democracy are those who read.
[Blogger Mark Daniels is pastor of Living Water Lutheran Church in Centerville, Ohio.]