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May 25, 2013

Thunk: "The narrative machine is overloaded."

This means that some big emerging memes will essentially sneak through unengaged by the strategic communications crowd. For example,  a Middle Eastern crisis or a breakup of the Eurozone can appear to burst on the narrative scene by surprise. It isn’t really like no one was watching — the specialists and beat journalists will be watching them all along — but because the national leaders simply won’t have the talking points to deal with them. Ben Rhodes just cannot write speeches fast enough to cope. -- Belmont Club » Thunk

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 25, 2013 6:22 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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