December 30, 2016

Bursting Your Own Bubble

Graham gets serious …

Among the soul-searching prompted by Donald Trump’s overturning of electoral predictions, ‘looking outside your bubble’ seems important. As media channels become increasingly siloed, it requires more conscious effort to see the point of view of others. Fortunately, some media are taking steps. Take for example the article ‘ Is Civilian Control of the Military in Jeopardy?’ from ‘The American Conservative’ Important, though sad, to note that Kelley Vlahos is one of the most fearless and principled writers on America’s military-industrial complex and security state. The fact that she has to publish pieces like her exposé of the opulent lifestyles of the people who live off military contracts in the same publication that gives space to the ravings of Rod Dreher is an indictment of the timidity of other outlets.

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