Letters to the Editor: From the Trenches of Democracy

Paperback / softback
Letters to the Editor: From the Trenches of Democracy is a unique account of the author's 10-year labor at one of the purest forms of free speech: writing letters to the editor regarding his concerns about the present and our future. The author shares his personal history, which led to his success in having letters published in his local and regional newspapers and what he calls the "grand slam" of major print news media: The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, TIME magazine and USA TODAY. The book contains helpful tips on writing letters and 165 of the author's published letters commenting on major news events and issues over the past decade, including a perspective on the September 11, 2001, attack on America, the war against terrorism and the 2004 presidential election. As the author says, "I cannot leave my country, my state, my community and my family with anything less."