As the US sits between political conventions, Sister Joan has some thoughts on the media's role in all this.
Here's a couple of examples:
"In fact, discussion of issues is a dying art in the United States, if it ever existed here at all. For a country that prides itself on freedom of speech, we pay very little attention at all to the quality of the speeches we're free to make."
"We have turned American politics into another kind of athletic competition rather than into a pursuit of philosophical and political possibilities."
Read the whole piece here.
Posted by mike at August 7, 2004 08:34 AM
(Still working on fixing the comment problem. I miss your input!
UPDATE: OK, so every once in a while a comment slips through. I can't leave or edit any, though. Strange...)