John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What's the point of reading critically? He'll argue that reading is about effectively communicating with other people. Unlike a direct communication though, the writer has to communicate with a stranger, through time and space, with only "dry dead words on a page."

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Comment by Jared Bennett on December 2, 2013 at 7:31pm

Cool video, thanks for sharing. 

Comment by Maya Mocarski on January 9, 2014 at 1:29pm
Very cool video, this definetely gets one thinking about the origins and importance of reading.
Comment by Mike Kramer on May 29, 2014 at 8:59pm
Love watching John Green videos, this one is no exception! I like his ideas about why we read.

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