THIS BOOK SHOULD BE IN EVERY BATHROOM
 

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEWS AGAIN

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In our rapidly changing society, what is touted as the newest fashion, fad or fear grabs for our attention. Yet much of what is touted as new is over a hundred years ago. The list is long and surprising: low-carb diets, artificial sweeteners, tamper-proof food packaging, dangers of fast food, concerns about smoking and second-hand smoke, inflation, unstable Wall Street banks, low foreign wages hurting domestic manufacturers, illegal Mexican workers, free trade, equal pay for equal work, lotteries, re-gifting, American over-consumption, endangered species, saving old-growth forests, recycling garbage into fuel, solar power, over-fishing, end of the world predictions, mechanical voting machines, declining church attendance, closing rural schools, athletes on probation in university, gambling in baseball, Washington lobbyists, police speed traps, street racing, cancer treatments, tattoos, zirconia diamonds, clothes for dogs, pet cemeteries—even a governor appointing a person to a vacant US Senate seat and having the Senate refuse to seat his appointee.


Our book is a collection of newspaper articles from over a hundred years ago on these topics—and over two hundred more.

                                     — from the Introduction



Tom and Sharon Robinson have over fifty years of teaching experience between them: Sharon as an early childhood education teacher and Tom as a university professor.