WORDS ON

THE INCREASING IMPRESSION OF CITIZENSHIP THAT READING BOOKS IS UNIMPORTANT

@DURMONSKI

"There is some feeling nowadays that reading is not as necessary as it once was."

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Charles Van Doren | How to Read a Book

"Radio and especially television have taken over many of the functions once served by print, just as photography has taken over functions once served by painting and other graphic arts."

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Charles Van Doren | How to Read a Book

"Admittedly, television serves some of these functions extremely well; the visual communication of news events, for example, has enormous impact."

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Charles Van Doren | How to Read a Book

"But knowledge is not as much a prerequisite to understanding as is commonly supposed."

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Charles Van Doren | How to Read a Book

"We do not have to know everything about something in order to understand it;"

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Charles Van Doren | How to Read a Book

"too many facts are often as much of an obstacle to understanding as too few."

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Charles Van Doren | How to Read a Book

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