Postal system

Two books tell how our postal system created a communications revolution

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville celebrated the American postal system as a marvel of its time, a “great bond between minds”. According to Devin Leonard, he may be gone soon. Drenched in red ink, the United States Postal Service has closed offices, reduced hours of operation, closed processing plants and downsized. While Leonard’s diagnosis of […]