|Most book readers are familiar with stories of our intrepid public libraries and librarians standing between their patrons and authorities (national security letters comes to mind).|
It's thus jarring when one reads that the
Jarring becomes outrageous when its patron is a five-year old toddler1.
1. Outrageous turns to contemplative concern when one ponders our nation's pathological inability to solve even its most simple problems without threat, force, intimidation or coercion.
So saturated has our nation become with the pathology of threat, force, intimidation or coercion that a library or librarian can think it
How many library books could the
But, then a cost-benefit analysis of threat, force, intimidation and coercion pathology is significantly different from that of an overdue library book.