Tuesday, May 17, 2011

e.g., Glenn Beck

Cartoon with this quote from Walter Lippmann, When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute.
Another intriguing quote from the Star Tribune's L.K. Hanson. (Too bad his work wasn't mentioned in the A Little Depth Looks Great on You ad.)

This illustration makes me want to take a class on Walter Lippmann and John Dewey. The issues they argued over are still unresolved today.

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