I don't think anyone in the media thinks strategically about society.
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Human inertia makes the everyday environment, the furniture, as it were, appear to be a given.
Today's global justice movement may be the biggest, most diverse and energetic in history.
I don't for the life of me understand how anybody could contemplate the results of the 2000 election in the US and say that electoral politics doesn't matter any more, and that Ralph Nader was right when he said there is no difference between the two parties.
Navigation is power of a limited sort - it enables us to manage the immensity of the media torrent.
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I am a very selfish person.
Lara Flynn Boyle
The photographs were never about me. They were always about the people who were laying their lives on the line for basic civil rights. I look back and I can't believe there was ever a time in this country when ANY citizen could not vote. The times were appalling.
I am still in shock and awe at being fired.