I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear These words were written by E B White in 1947.Decades before our current political turmoil, White crafted eloquent yet practical political statements that continue to resonate There s only one kind of press that s any good he proclaimed, a press free from any taint of the government He condemned the trend of defamation, arguing that in doubtful, doubting days, national morality tends to slip and slide toward a condition in which the test of a man s honor is his zeal for discovering dishonor in others And on the spread of fascism he lamented, fascism enjoys at the moment an almost perfect climate for growth a world of fear and hunger Anchored by an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jon Meacham, this concise collection of essays, letters, and poems from one of this country s most eminent literary voices offers much needed historical context for our current state of the nation and hope for the future of our society Speaking to Americans at a time of uncertainty, when democracy itself has come under threat, he reminds us, As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman the scene is not desolate. Download On Democracy by E.B. White – heartforum.co.uk
Elwyn Brooks White was a leading American essayist, author, humorist, poet and literary stylist and author of such beloved children s classics as Charlotte s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan He graduated from Cornell University in 1921 and, five or six years later, joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine He authored over seventeen books of prose and poetry and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1973 White always said that he found writing difficult and bad for one s disposition.Mr White has won countless awards, including the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, which commended him for making a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
- 240 pages
- On Democracy
- E.B. White
- 19 October 2019 E.B. White