Friday, March 22, 2013


After hearing a CNN panel yammering about the 'late night talk show wars' I thought of this quote, that applies to a lot more going on in American culture too:

 "When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility. " -- Neil Postman, "Amusing Ourselves to Death"

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