Saturday, April 20, 2019

#110 / Despising One Another

A new book says that Rachel Maddow and Sean Hannity have a lot in common. To quote the author: 

The two characters do exactly the same work. They make their money using exactly the same commercial formula. And though they emphasize different political ideas, the effect they have on audiences is much the same. 

If we are concerned about the phenomenon that Leonard Pitts, Jr talked about in his recent column - the column I mentioned in my blog post on Tuesday, April 16th - then what Matt Taibbi says in this book is worth thinking about. "Despising one another" is not a viable way forward!

I think that the Roger Berkowitz commentary from Amor Mundi, the weekly blog published by the Hannah Arendt Center, is well worth reading. It's a brief review of the Taibbi book. I recommend that you click that link.

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