Should the United States Follow France and Declare Books an ‘Essential Good’?

The French Government has declared books an “essential good.” Daniel Mendelsohn and Mohsin Hamid in the NYT yesterday explore the idea of doing the same thing in the U.S. Here is a brief excerpt: Whatever the cultural reasons, books in France are indeed an “essential good” — the designation coined by the French government that … Read more Should the United States Follow France and Declare Books an ‘Essential Good’?