Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Quote of the Decade

"[The]scales of American history have shifted heavily against the vibrant and varied intellectual life so essential to functioning democracy. During the past four decades, America's endemic anti-intellectual tendencies have been grievously exacerbated by a new species of semiconscious anti-rationalism, feeding on and fed by an ignorant popular culture of video images and unremitting noise that leaves no room for contemplation or logic."
Susan Jacoby The Age of American Unreason

1 comment:

dmarks said...

I looked into this a little bit. Seems she's one of those TV-bashers. TV-bashers are uncomfortably akin to book-burners.