Our Adulation of Political Figures Reaches Crisis Level

MINOT, N.D. — Earlier this week I mentioned a trip to Barnes & Noble in one of my columns. I love the store, but sometimes walking in there gives me a sad feeling.

Seeing those rows and books reminds me, especially as I enter middle age, that I’ll never live long enough to read all the works I’d like to. I console myself by remembering that I’m lucky enough to live in such a bountiful time that the greater (and lesser) works of literature are readily available for everyone.

Unless it’s a book deemed problematic by certain political factions operating in our society today, I guess.

On that unhappy note, to the mailbag! Remember, if you’d like to get in touch with me, you can email rport@forumcomm.com, or tweet at me at @robport. Your messages, used in this column, may be edited for brevity and clarity.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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