The daily paper shows the power of the pen. The Press is the Fourth Estate. It can make or unmake government . It moulds public opinion, which is all in all in a democracy. Gandhiji employed no sword in fighting India’s battle for freedom, but the Press supported the case of freedom and did a yeoman,s service. Even so Pakistan was created by the power of the poisonous pen of the Muslim League Press.
A soldier is ready to kill or die for the sake of his ideals or for his salary. But great men of letters make millions by the power of their pen. It has been calculated that George Bernard Shaw has earned on an average one guinea for each word that he has written. And he has written so many books and numberless words. With Some People, their pen is a gold mine.