Let My People Go?

Andrew Sullivan today deconstructs conservatism’s noxious captivity to talk radio:

What strikes me is that talk radio, even more than the blogosphere, can promote ugly and inflammatory discourse in ways that even its purveyors find hard to control. The medium rewards certainty and polarization and rhetorical excess. And when an entire political tradition – conservatism – gets reinvented and framed by a single medium more powerfully than any other, it may acquire a hue and tone that becomes increasingly unattractive to people sane enough not to think about politics all the time.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to Let My People Go?

  1. Rich says:

    Is it sane not to think about politics all the time? Politicians think about you all the time, after all. Specifically, they think about how you can be forced to abandon your own goals and aspirations and your energy redirected to serving theirs. And that seems to be the actual source of the ugly.

    BTW, I’m not a conservative, I’m a Libertarian.

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