Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Did Al Gore Read "Philip's Code"?
Can't wait to read Al Gore's "The Assault on Reason," praised by E. J. Dionne Jr. of the Washington Post Writer's Group. According to Dionne, the book is about how strange public discourse becomes when "mediated through television." Gore, he said, thinks the Internet may revive the art of reasoned argument. Gore must have read "Philip's Code." The Kansas City milkman lives!!! The last chapter zeros in on just that - seeing the Internet as "the watchdog's watchdog," which lets go with a howl when it smells bias, unfairness or ignorance. Maybe all of the above.