In the News (from The New York Times): The publishing industry struggles with declining sales amid a generally difficult economy.
My Comment: Baal HaSulam writes the following in his article, “Time to Act”:
Prior to the development of the printing industry, there were no false books as there were no irresponsible writers, for the simple reason that an irresponsible person could not be famous. And even if one dared to write such a book, no scribe would copy it, since there was no one to fund the scribe’s expensive labor.
However, ever since book printing became popular, books became cheaper and irresponsible storytellers were able to publish whatever books they please, for money or for glory.
Let’s hope the crisis will cleanse the book market of junk literature.
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