Tuesday, July 16, 2013

PressThink - Jay Rosen

PressThink, the blog, is primarily about about the legitimation of the modern press, meaning: the various justifications for it, and how they match up with actual practice– or don’t. I take these ideas seriously. I think journalists should too A few principles for how I operate as a critic

For a people to resist tyranny, they must think of themselves as a people. Thus Stalin regarded free association as a greater threat than free enterprise When Evil Was a Social System The moral burdens of living under communist rule in Eastern Europe

Benjamin Disraeli: Politician of wit and principle, or “a bizarre, overdressed, bankrupt novelist who liked the sound of his own voice”? Both, perhaps Disraeli, by Douglas Hurd; The Great Rivalry, by Dick Leonard - review

Want to Learn How to Think? Read Fiction ~ There’s no antidote to black-or-white thinking like reading “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”