Changing the Conversation: The Troy Public Library

It is no secret, I think, that in the United States at least, the dominant conversation –the story accepted by default, as it were– is disturbingly inimical in our time to what is sometimes called the commons–the amenities and institutions that serve the public good.

But is that hostility really what most people deeply feel?

This video, and the story behind it, suggest not. They suggest that sometimes what we need to do is speak up in a way that changes the terms of the dialog.

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Author: R.A. Stewart

Librarian, poet, sometime musician, father, grandfather, codger; as of November 9, 2016, second-class citizen of a banana republic.

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