The Importance of Literature in the Digital Age

Oct 4, 2017

What is lost when people spend more time online or on their phones and less time reading a book? What do we lose as individuals and a society, when people stop reading? And why should educational curriculums not neglect the arts and humanities in the push to promote STEM?

On The Point, we talk with Robert Waxler, professor of English at UMass-Dartmouth. His new book is titled Why Reading Books Still Matters; the Power of Literature in Digital Times.