Friday, September 17, 2010

The Economist: Intelligence vs. ignorance, period!

AFTER WITNESSING the astonishing number of trash-talking candidates and their followers on the fringe, I think we might want to consider the profound mission statement of The Economist magazine. It says its goal is to
"take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress."'
That's worthy of posting on your refrigerator.

Someone once aptly described the media's role as "comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable."

But as we continue to realize today, those days are gone forever.

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