Rags of Light

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The news monkey.

Working on this, with limited success so far.

Further, reading or watching the news gives us the illusion that we are model citizens. We lament the war footage; the thin, hungry faces of famine victims; the blanketed bodies at car crashes; the devastation unleashed by terrorist bombs. But these calamities do not concern our lives, here and now. We sit and read or watch the horror and it continues unabated while we recount our distress at seeing it. We’re so sympathetic and thereby, apparently, so good.

(emphasis added)

Review of Rolf Dobelli’s Stop Reading the News.

PS: I learned that Bookshop.org lets you pre-order, which surprised me.