Dumbing Down

Blaming the media for dumbing down confuses one symptom of the problem with its cause. The problem today is not the growth of stupefying television but the lack of cultural and institutional support for the promotion of artistic and intellectual standards. It is easy to react against the inane spectacle of reality TV. But banal entertainment is the least of our problems. We should be far more concerned with the powerful trends that work towards the dumbing down of education, academia, the arts and politics.

sociologist Frank Furedi, Don’t blame the media

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pom  op 20 december 2004 @ 21:37:26

Ik heb “elitair” maar als geuzennaam aangenomen. Ik heb dan wel geen autoriteit, maar wel een Mening.