29.12.03

THE IVIES IGNORE IT AT THEIR PERIL. Apartment 11-D discovers a survey of French penny-dreadfuls that might have contributed to the Revolution by casting the aristocrats in a bad light. Laura asks, "What signs of change are being ignored by major media and other elites?" I nominate talk radio, perhaps followed by web logging. My sense is that the academic establishment still wants to go on with business as usual, despite the easy access people enjoy to dissenting perspectives, and one of these days an administrator's sniff of "Neanderthal" will not suffice to deflect criticism.

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