Friday, July 7, 2017

Can't We Slow Down the News?

From TFP:
That is why the breakdown of intermediary institutions like the family and community is so harmful. It leaves so many without points of reference. In fact, the only point of the reference is the individual who becomes the sole mediator of the news being received. It pits the individual against the world, calling to mind Thomas Hobbes’ “war of every man against every man.” Thus, each one of us feels flooded by the news of the whole world upon us. News becomes a mishmash of everything at the same time. The priorities are all mixed up, and the intermediary bodies no longer serve to moderate, validate and verify that which is received. News quickly becomes fast and fake. (Read  more.)

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