Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Why Our Government Officials Need Literature

Newt Gingrich on one of the many values inherent in fiction. Too many people, especially those involved in our educational system, do not think literature is important. Certainly those in charge of our security need to read more Tom Clancy-type fiction. Those in charge of our economy need to read more Ayn Rand-type fiction. Does anyone know of any other economics-scenarios fiction? High literature is almost exclusively what-if scenarios on social issues. Any thoughts on why what-if scenarios on social issues result in high literature, but not what-if scenarios involving international incidents, politics, or economics? Any exceptions?

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