Tuesday, May 29, 2007

a parade of sentences like the following

Some great philosopher should write a book about people.

TV immobilizes the reasoning centers in the brain and stimulates the primitive, instinctive parts, allowing political demagogues to exaggerate dangers and stoke up fear.

Furthermore, “conglomerates can dominate the expressions of opinion that flood the mind of the citizenry” and “the result is a de facto coup d’état overthrowing the rule of reason.”

Whatever the effects of our homogenizing mass culture, it is still possible to evoke a meaningful response [to gun safety lapses].


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