On democracy

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A collection of essays, letters and poems from E.B. White, &;one of the country&;s great literary treasures&; (New York Times), centered on the subject of freedom and democracy in America.

&;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.&;

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