“…nothing is more galvanizing for readers than to feel that they are collaborators in this bookish heroism, that reading itself is a revolutionary act.”

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“Let us by all means defend our freedom of speech when and if it is threatened; but let us never confuse this engagement with our inspiration as writers or our inclination as readers. Above all, let us not get off on it.”  – Tim Parks – What Are the Pitfalls for the Politically Engaged Writer? New York Times – 2/8/17

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