Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Quote of the Day

“A perceptive observer once said that fascist Italy was run like a great newspaper, and run—what is more—by a great journalist: one idea per day, competitions, sensational stories, a clever and pervasive drawing of the reader’s attention to certain facets of social life which have expanded beyond measure, a systematic distortion of the reader’s understanding in pursuit of certain practical goals. Truth to tell, fascist regimes are regimes based on publicity.” —Walter Benjamin

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