Now that I’ve gotten your attention… .
I came across this C.S. Lewis quote in an article by Ian Tuttle at National Review. Tuttle’s talking about old books and literature.
In an introductory essay to St. Athanasius’s De Incarnatione (another very old book), C. S. Lewis made just this argument. “Every age has its own outlook,” wrote Lewis. “It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books.”
Crappy old books.
Once again, I am ahead of the curve. You people are just now starting to figure this out. And I’m almost 2000 books into it. I have a right nice library.
When I started thinking about it, I called it, “Preserving Western Culture one Crappy Old Dollar Book at a Time.”