File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0109, message 141

Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 15:46:49 -0400
Subject: Re: Nato

At the beginning of Niel Postman's book on Television, 
_Amusing_Ourselves_to_Death_ , he makes the argument that not 
Orwell, but Huxley was more correct about the future.  What we have is 
just as effective as Soviet censorship, but no one enforces it!  We do it 
to ourselves by choice!  Journalists are allowed to ask all kinds of hard 
questions, but "the people" prefer vague and empty answers.


>> It is curious the way everyone from the N.Y. Times, CNN on down 
>> quickly framed this in such an idealistc context which little or no 
>> voices of
>> dissent emerging.  With this manufacture of consent currently driving
>> the military policy, again with a great show of the current unity
>> between Democrats and Republicans, it does seem much like Soviet 
>> censorship.


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