ON-Lion Letter
"You've undoubtedly heard a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth about the publishing industry these last months," Encounter Books publisher Roger Kimball writes in his introduction to its newly released Spring-Summer 2012 catalog.  "Borders, gone.  Many independent book shops, closed.  Publishers, scrambling for cover.  There are challenges, to be sure, but I suspect that, when the dust clears, we will count this as a great age of opportunity for those in the business of purveying ideas.

"We sometimes forget that that's what publishers are:  idea mongers," he continues.

The catalog lists "a host of important titles for your elucidation and illumination this season," according to Kimball.  Among others, they include:  Political Woman:  The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick by bestselling biographer and former Encounter publisher Peter Collier; Peace, They Say:  A History of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Most Famous and Controversial Prize in the World by National Review senior editor Jay Nordlinger; No Matter What, They'll Call This Book Racist:  How Our Fear of Talking Honestly about Race Hurts Us All by bestselling author Harry Stein; and Who's Counting?:  How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk by The Wall Street Journal's John Fund.  

Encounter is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.
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