By request from our follower @cosmictypewriter! William Morris.
The tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane / [Translated by William Morris from the French of the 13th century.] Hammersmith : Kelmscott Press, 1893.
Green morocco binding with ten gold filigree medallions with jewel centers of small amethysts and sapphires, gold filigree clasps with moonstones.
They followed up on my request and I missed it somehow! I’ve never been this excited by a volume before - it’s so gorgeous.
Librarians have counted at least 265 damaged books at 31 municipal libraries since the end of January.
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And then there’s good ol’ America
This actually makes me so angry. The truth is right here and people see it and brush it aside. We really could make things better. But no, America apparently wants to suck forever.
You know, America, if we spent some money investing in education instead of making sure the ultra-rich were even more ultra-rich, we could *actually* be the exceptional nation that we pretend to be.
In my neck of the woods I’ve seen a bumper sticker that says IT TAKES A SCHOOL TO BANKRUPT A VILLAGE. A better bumper sticker would say IT TAKES AN UNEDUCATED GENERATION TO BANKRUPT A NATION. We could be doing amazing things with education in America if only we had the will.