That is a sad headline. I sometimes get very frustrated when dealing with education that art is not considered a priority. I love the humanities. They expand the mind and allow it to think broader in all aspects of life.My favorite part of F. 451 is the line at the begining: If someone gives you lined paper, write the other way. Steve loves the book (no surprise there with all the fireman running around). His email even has 451 in it.
I don't think the article really hit a stride that compliments such a bold (and shock-baiting) headline. It's a stupid question meant to turn heads in the middle of a groundswell of popular literature. Getting published is harder and more competitive than ever; more people want to write, and more people are reading. Maybe the columnist's target audience just isn't that bright?