TWL: Libraries | PeaceCouple

Libraries are the most American of institutions: community-based, democratic, pull-yourself-up by your own gathering places.

A Country Without Libraries by Charles Simic

IW:  Libraries are not some socialist institution that needs to be drowned in Grover Norquist’s bathtub.  They were established in this country by uber-capitalist Ben Franklin. And that sentiment was conitnued by the robber barons such as Andrew Carnegie who said:  “There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public […]