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Alain De Botton News Consumption

The Difficulties of Consuming News

Alain de Botton | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Alain de Botton

The modern world is teaching us that there are dynamics far more insidious and cynical still than censorship in draining people of political will; these involve confusing, boring and distracting the majority away from politics by presenting events in such a disorganized, fractured and intermittent way that most of the audience is unable to hold on to the thread of the most important issues for any length of time.