Monday, October 18, 2010

Knowledge After College

In an opinion piece, a man from Towamencin, Penn. makes a startlingly insightful comparison between Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451," cerca 1950, and American society today. The book might sound familiar, but the world we live in seems shockingly estranged.

"33 percent of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives.

42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college.

80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year."

And the statistics get scarier. This opinion piece will make you think.... Then it will spur you to promise yourself, "Not me. Not ever."

Read it here.

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