Quote of the Day | 0428

We do not know what we need to know until we ask the right questions, and we can identify the right questions only by subjecting our own ideas about the world to the test of public controversy. Information, usually understood as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product. When we get into arguments that focus and fully engage our attention, we become avid seekers of information. Otherwise, we take in information passively– if we take it in at all.

Christopher Lasch, as quoted by Jay Rosen
in: ‘What I Think I Know About Journalism’

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