On Democracy




      On Democracy
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.


      On Democracy
 By E.B. White IBN : 0062905449 Format : ebook – heartforum.co.uk
  • ebook
  • 240 pages
  • On Democracy
  • E.B. White
  • 19 October 2019
  • 0062905449

10 thoughts on “ On Democracy

  1. Steve says:

    White was an exceptional writer thoughtful, clever, witty, and able to drive home his point in a reasonable yet effective manner This is a nice collection of his writings on democracy, but those readers unaware of the themes and players in American and world history from the 1920...

  2. Tom says:

    Any book that includes Bedfellows, one of the best essays ever written on the American experiment and dachshunds , is a must read This book, featuring essays and commentaries that were written 50 years ago and , is designed to serve as a commentary on our current state of affairs In that regard, it rarely disappoints Indeed, White somehow anticipated so many of the issues currently at the forefront of our daily concerns about the s...

  3. Joe says:

    E.B White Spoke to His Time and Ours Today s divisive, clamorous politics and President Trump himself offer abundant reason to read these essays, somethan 75 years old, today In his introduction to the book, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Jon Meacham calls President Trump an opportunistic real estate and reality TV showm...

  4. Jennifer Fitzpatrick says:

    Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time E B White s small tome, On Democracy, is as pertinent today as when each essay was written This collection of essays, poems and letters, edited by his granddaughter Martha, spans the era from the late 20s to the late 70s While reading the beautiful prose and thoughtfully advanced ideas on liberty, government and the free press, I could imagine sitting around the kitchen table discussing current events with Mr White This book is an exce Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time E B White s small tome, On Democracy, is as pertinent today as when each essay was w...

  5. Don Gorman says:

    3 1 2 I have to mark this little book up to 4 stars for its importance, as well as its literary worth White s outlook on Democracy, government, the world, and especially war is very needed in these divisive times He explains his version of the real cornerstones for the preservation of society as Americans know and understand it I am concerned that many today would call him a fanatical liberal but I say they are not trying to understand what he is saying Compromise, negotiation and defendi 3 1 2 I have to mark this little book up to 4 stars for its...

  6. John Pehle says:

    In essays spanning nearly fifty years, White explores democracy and his complicated relationship with it Some, including the last entry from the the date of the Bicentennial of the U.S.A., address issues so familiar that y...

  7. Michael says:

    I m glad I read it This is a beautiful collection of mostly small pieces written by E B White over the years about the Red Scare, democracy, the freedom of the press, fear, the nature of the world and human beings These pieces are extraordinary and timely for today ...

  8. Gayle Turner says:

    E B White was a wise man I encourage you to sit with this collection of his essays Don t rush through them they re worth ruminating on I particularly liked his letter to the Bangor Daily News dated October 8,1964 entitled Democracy is Destructible As I write this I realize it was 55 years...

  9. Monica says:

    times as fraught as these, it is reassuring to take a look back at where we came from, at a time when patriotism was not overrun with nationalism, and decency and fair play were shared values rather than aberrations And to immerse oneself in the clear, lucid, graceful prose of an American master times as fraught as these, it is reassuring to take a look back at where we came from, at a time when patriotism was not overrun with nationalism, and...

  10. Tanner says:

    I picked this up because my writing is suffering terribly from 2.5 years of law school and reading Les Mis I needed an antidote of writing so clear and succinct that the writer has no room to hide lazy thinking or compromised morals This delivered admirably.

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