It's a rough week for readers. We lost Howard Zinn and J.D. Salinger. Zinn was very much a public figure up until his death while Salinger had long ago become an infamous recluse.
I send my regards to the loved ones they leave behind. But I have complete faith that their words (as different yet equally powerful as they are) will continue to affect their loyal readers and future readers.
I'll leave you with two fantastic quotes:
"Dissent is the highest from of patriotism." -Howard Zinn
"I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect." -J.D. Salinger