Tuesday, May 02, 2017

First Paragraph

We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn't, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares.

- From Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman

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