Jun 30, 2005

"An ever more concentrated and profit-driven media" [LINK]

Promotional jacket text for the paperback edition of Gag Rule: On the Supression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy, published by Penguin Press. The book's author is Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's magazine:

Dissent is Democracy. Democracy is in Trouble. Never before, Lewis Lapham argues, have voices of protest been so locked out of the mainstream conversation, so marginalized and muted by a government that recklessly disregards civil liberties, and by an ever more concentrated and profit-driven media in which the safe and the salable sweep all uncomfortable truths from view....

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