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August 5, 2013

"Of the mass media that made -- and makes -- Obama possible,"

Voegelin wrote in 1956 of "communication as intoxicant":
"The spread of media mass communication... can be used as an essential indicator of the destruction of the personality. For only people whose personality is already deeply corroded will use these media as regular intoxicants.... "For me, the worst damage of mass media is not the impairment of 'morality' but the destruction of personality through intellectual confusion and vulgarization. One Cʘsmos: TV and College: Shielding the Soul from Reality for 60 Years

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 5, 2013 9:11 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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