May 18, 2016


“A Yeast Which Creates A Culture For The Spread Of Invincible Ignorance…:  Susan Jacoby

Without memory, judgments are made on the unsound basis of the most recent bit of half-digested information. All mass entertainment media, and the expanding body of media based on the entertainment model, emphasize “stand alone” programming that does not require a prior body of knowledge. The media provide the yeast, which, when added to other American social forces and institutions, creates a fertile culture for the spread of invincible ignorance throughout the public square.
pp. 17

Susan Jacoby:  The Age of American Unreason. Random House; New York. 2008.

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