The impact of internet technology on politics is particularly pronounced. The ability to target micro-groups has broken up the previous consensus on priorities by permitting a focus on specialized purposes or grievances. Political leaders, overwhelmed by niche pressures, are deprived of time to think or reflect on context, contracting the space available for them to develop vision.
~ Henry A. Kissinger via The Atlantic
Cultural invasion is like a leafy tree which prevents us from seeing our own sun, sky and stars.
~ Víctor Jara
As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit southern California to observe the future.
~ Alison Lurie
Ripping children away from their parents is the most cinematically cruel part of the Trump immigration policy, but it is not the most telling part.
~ David Brooks via The New York Times
Today’s social media best practices guide comes to us by way of Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania.
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A few first rate research papers are preferable to a large number that are poorly conceived or half-finished.
~ Claude Shannon
One contradiction of the Trump phenomenon is that even as his spokespeople enjoy and suffer through enormous exposure, the president’s Twitter habit — by far his most powerful communications tool — renders them less necessary than ever.
~ Mark Leibovich
Through my Adderall years, I lived a paradox, believing that the drug was indispensable to my very survival while also knowing that it was nothing short of toxic, poisonous to art, love and life.
~ Casey Schwartz
All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians.
~ Thelonious Monk
Rule-of-law democracies cannot deliver the emoluments Trump collects from more authoritarian regimes.
~ David Frum via The Atlantic
Today’s social media best practices guide comes to us by way of Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts.
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