Friday, January 26, 2007

A Man Before His Time?

“We have reconstructed the Tower of Babel and it is a television antenna, a thousand voices producing a daily parody of democracy in which everyone’s opinion is afforded equal weight regardless of substance or merit. Indeed, it can be argued that opinions of real weight tend to sink with barely a trace in television’s great ocean of banalities.” (Ted Koppel, from his Duke University Commencement speech in 1987, cited in The Man in the Mirror, pp. 28-29.)

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