“Loss & Gain, or: The Fate of the Book”

Anthony Daniels’ recent tribute to the printed book, posted at The New Criterion as the first of a series entitled “The Digital Challenge,” is the most rational essay on the subject that I’ve read this year.

Daniels mentions several points I haven’t seen in similar screeds about books and book-loving. He also aknowledges what is surely true: that reading is, for most book-lovers, an addiction that shares certain characteristics possessed by all other addictions.

As is often the case, the readers’ comments about Daniels’ humane and thoughtful essay are also worth a read.

Read Daniels’ essay.

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