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A collection of essays, letters and poems from E.B. White, “one of the country’s great literary treasures” (New York Times), centered on the subject of freedom and democracy in America.

“I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear.”

These words were written by E. B. White in 1947.

Decades before our current political turmoil, White crafted eloquent yet practical political statements that continue to resonate. “There’s only one kind of press that’s any good—” he proclaimed, “a press free from any taint of the government.” He condemned the trend of defamation, arguing that “in doubtful, doubting days, national morality tends to slip and slide toward a condition in which the test of a man’s honor is his zeal for discovering dishonor in others.” And on the spread of fascism he lamented, “fascism enjoys at the moment an almost perfect climate for growth—a world of fear and hunger.”

Anchored by an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, this concise collection of essays, letters, and poems from one of this country’s most eminent literary voices offers much-needed historical context for our current state of the nation—and hope for the future of our society. Speaking to Americans at a time of uncertainty, when democracy itself has come under threat, he reminds us, “As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman . . . the scene is not desolate.”

Review

“For democracy’s weary champions, White’s time-tested prose is a shot of adrenaline.” -- Madeleine Albright

“The essayist and children’s book author White (best known for “Charlotte’s Web”) also thought eloquently about democracy and its demands, as this anthology shows.” -- New York Times Book Review

“These pieces hold up well…The best thing about White’s essays on democracy, though, is the author’s simple honesty.” -- Wall Street Journal

“[White’s essays] endure as exemplars of the form. White was a master of conversational prose, excelling at sentences that seem perfectly balanced. To read his work is to feel balanced too.” -- Christian Science Monitor

“Admirers of White, as well as students of democracy, will find a wide range of riches within these pages.” -- Columbus Dispatch

“This America: The Case for the Nation by historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore is a repudiation of the nationalism — white and otherwise — that has raised its ugly head in recent years. On Democracy, by the great E.B. White, can be read almost as a companion volume even though it came out in 1947.” -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Some of the finest examples of contemporary, genuinely American prose. White’s style incorporates eloquence without affection, profundity without pomposity, and wit without frivolity or hostility. Like his predecessors Thoreau and Twain, White’s creative, humane, and graceful perceptions are an education for the sensibilities.” -- Washington Post on Essays of E.B. White

“[E. B. White] had a knack for describing in the plainest detail what it meant to be alive... We all know White for the light his approach threw upon the animal kingdom. As these letters prove, he extended that grace to humans, too.” -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Letters of E.B. White

“[E. B. White] had a knack for describing in the plainest detail what it meant to be alive... We all know White for the light his approach threw upon the animal kingdom. As these letters prove, he extended that grace to humans, too.” -- Philadelphia Inquirer on Letters of E.B. White

“Anything written by E.B. White must be cherished by writers and readers.” -- New York Times on Writings from The New Yorker 1925-1976

“[E. B. White’s] essays, his letters, his quips and his squibs are simply beautiful... The essays show him to have an eloquent and lifelong devotion for freedoms, the letters an eloquent and lifelong devotion to friends.” -- Louisville Courier Journal on Letters of E.B. White

“My heart is at his feet. Time spent in his company—for that is what reading his letters is—will improve anyone’s view of the universe.” -- Washington Star on Letters of E.B. White

From the Back Cover

“I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear.”

These words were written by E. B. White in 1947.

Decades before our current political turmoil, White crafted eloquent yet practical political statements that continue to resonate. “There’s only one kind of press that’s any good—” he proclaimed, “a press free from any taint of government control.” He condemned the trend of defamation, arguing, “In doubtful, doubting days, national morality tends to slip and slide toward a condition in which the test of a man’s honor is his zeal for discovering dishonor in another.” And on his staunch opposition to tyranny he maintained, “If it is boyish to believe that a human being should live free, then I’ll gladly arrest my development and let the rest of the world grow up.”

Anchored by an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Jon Meacham, this concise collection of essays, letters, and poems from one of this country’s most eminent literary voices offers much-needed historical context for our current state of the nation—and hope for the future of our society. Speaking to Americans at a time of uncertainty, when democracy itself has come under threat, he reminds us, “As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman . . . the scene is not desolate.”

About the Author

E. B. White, the author of such beloved classics as Charlotte''s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan, was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1921 and, five or six years later, joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine, then in its infancy. He died on October 1, 1985, and was survived by his son and three grandchildren.

Mr. White''s essays have appeared in Harper''s magazine, and some of his other books are: One Man''s Meat, The Second Tree from the Corner, Letters of E. B. White, Essays of E. B. White, and Poems and Sketches of E. B. White. He won countless awards, including the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which commended him for making a "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."

During his lifetime, many young readers asked Mr. White if his stories were true. In a letter written to be sent to his fans, he answered, "No, they are imaginary tales . . . But real life is only one kind of life—there is also the life of the imagination."



JON MEACHAM received the Pulitzer Prize for his 2008 biography of Andrew Jackson, American Lion. He is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George H.W. Bush, American Gospel, and Franklin and Winston. Meacham, who teaches at Vanderbilt University, is a fellow of the Society of American Historians. He lives in Nashville with his wife and children.

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B By The Sea
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Troubled by today’s politics? This book is your antidote.
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019
Spoiler alert: American democracy is far more resilient than many of us think. E.B White’s remarkable essays, originally published from 1928 to 1976, show how democracy has survived previous assaults by enemies foreign and domestic. While you could read this book in an... See more
Spoiler alert: American democracy is far more resilient than many of us think. E.B White’s remarkable essays, originally published from 1928 to 1976, show how democracy has survived previous assaults by enemies foreign and domestic. While you could read this book in an afternoon, rationing yourself to a few essays a day will inspire and sustain you. At a time when political discourse has become a brutal contact sport, “On Democracy” will restore your faith in democracy, and in the art of compact and compelling writing.
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Good to remember how a functioning democracy gets back on its feet.
Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2019
Great book which will remind you that democracy has been attacked before and gotten back on its feet thanks to patriots like this writer. Of course, his writing is still a joy to read, but you forget that everything in the good old days wasn''t so good all the time. White... See more
Great book which will remind you that democracy has been attacked before and gotten back on its feet thanks to patriots like this writer. Of course, his writing is still a joy to read, but you forget that everything in the good old days wasn''t so good all the time. White was spot on about how closing down newspapers and investigating writers, journalists and creative thinkers is always a bad idea which bullies seem to like. Put it on your must-read list.
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Ginny
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Totally relevant
Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2019
This boo, which is a compilation of E B White''s trenchant and unvarnished opinions bout democracy, should be read by anyone who thinks that much maligned concept is old fashioned or irrelevant. They would find much to refresh their spirit and their thinking,. This is a... See more
This boo, which is a compilation of E B White''s trenchant and unvarnished opinions bout democracy, should be read by anyone who thinks that much maligned concept is old fashioned or irrelevant. They would find much to refresh their spirit and their thinking,. This is a book that every one should read -- with an open mind and some appreciation for the freedoms that we currently enjoy. Stuff this book in everyone''s stocking this year!
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Help save an endangered democracy.
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
This is a much needed, informative work. Don''t despair, get informed and act.
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John E. Pepper
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A Timely Incisive and Concise Brief on the Importance of Democracy and the Challenge of Keeping It
Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2019
I have long been an admirer of E.B.White''s crystal clear, fresh insights and reflections. My admiration was brought to a new level by these perspective on the power of democracy and the imperative of working very hard to retain it.
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Extremely disapointed!
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2019
In 1950 this book may have been revelant! In 2019 it is a sad waste of paper!
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Maurice P. Shea III
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Great writing.
Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2020
A must read for an American.
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Good purchase
Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2019
Nice, clean copy
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