A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week #148

Q: If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?

A: This reminds me that I am never going to be in a position to require the president to do anything. If we should have a president who needs to read one book, I would advise him or her to read none, but instead to find some smart people who disagree with her or him and listen to them carefully.

– from the New York Times Book Review‘s “By the Book” interview with Wendell Berry, from March 13, 2016

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