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Salient: An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University. Wellington Vol. 23 No. 6 1960

Amazing Americans

Amazing Americans.

About a year ago we read that Americans were going culture crazy: mad bent on absorbing any information they could from every possible source—principally books. We heard about the admiring Californian who wrote to a New York publisher asking: "When's that guy Homer going to write another novel?"

Now we see that a survey has proved only 26% of American college graduates read a single book the year after graduation.

Next time you hear Kruschev saying he doesn't understand America take a little notice. It just might not be propaganda.