Democracy Thrives on Independence.

Author:Blethen, Frank
 
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Terrific column. Our democracy thrived for many years thanks to our Free Press System. ("Critical Thinking: How Can Newspapers Come Together to Create A National Identity?" October 2019) A system of many independent local newspapers nurturing vibrant communities and creating a national identity. That system is on life support. Its demise has fed today's dangerous fault lines in American society. If we are to save democracy and shrink...

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