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Academics in literature programs, in their frenzy to solve possibly unsolvable problems, think and say some of the strangest things.
If you are going to write a book on books, you had better know something about them. The author of The Case for Books, Robert Darnton, knows books, their forms, their contents, their history, and even their abuses.
Today's theme song is a little street ditty that pits The Man against The Austrian Man: economist John Maynard Keynes versus his foil Friedrich A. Hayek.
For your consideration, let me take this time to introduce you to The Experts and their lists of books, presented here in the order in which I met them.
One book at a time? Boring. I typically have two or three main books active at once, plus a few supporting books in progress for lesser concerns.