Thursday, August 23, 2007

Do Liberals or Conservatives Read More?

And ... Does it make a difference?

An interesting question brought up by commenter Ted over at Small Dead Animals in the reader tips post today.

There's some data from a poll by AP and Ipsos showing that those identified as Liberal tend to read more.

As a fairly well read person I've found that material worth reading has become relatively scarce.

Re-reading classics is a lot more rewarding for me that suffering through the half baked work of often uninformed, misinformed and deluded modern authors.

If Other conservatives feel like I do about the state of affairs of non-fiction writing then I can understand why they would be reading less.
It's highly likely that some are Reading more and getting less value for their time and money.

There is an art to learning how to be discerning.

In any case the real question about reading is why a person reads. Escapism or education, gratification or growth?

To gargle or drink from the fountain of knowledge??

Judging by the behaviour of liberals in general the kinds of choices they make and the ideas they tend to support along with the kinds of argument and reasoning offered by those that I see....

I'm inclined to think that the tendency of those "well read" liberal folks is to gargle a lot!


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Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya Ommag!..ah..To gargle or drink from the fountain of knowledge??..great line!

8/23/2007 5:52 p.m.  

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