Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A Nation "Untethered From Reality"

From The Atlantic, "How America Lost Its Mind."

I was struck by this quote in the opening:

We risk being the first people in history to have been
able to make their illusions so vivid, so persuasive,
so ‘realistic’ that they can live in them.

— Daniel J. Boorstin, The Image: A Guide to
Pseudo-Events in America (1961)

It's an important essay. Give it a look. By Kurt Andersen.

1 comment:

Dana said...

Worth the time, for sure. I look forward to the book.