In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors
Even if you are not living in the USA, you have to admit our politics are pretty interesting this year. At Literary Hub, a bunch of prominent authors have penned an open letter to the American public coming out strong against Donald Trump. Which of course has started off quite the debate in the comments, because of course it did.
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An Open Letter to the American People
Writers speak out against Donald Trump
May 24, 2016
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
Because, as writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power;
Because we believe that any democracy worthy of the name rests on pluralism, welcomes principled disagreement, and achieves consensus through reasoned debate;
Because American history, despite periods of nativism and bigotry, has from the first been a grand experiment in bringing people of different backgrounds together, not pitting them against one another;
Because the history of dictatorship is the history of manipulation and division, demagoguery and lies;
Because the search for justice is predicated on a respect for the truth;
Because we believe that knowledge, experience, flexibility, and historical awareness are indispensable in a leader;
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