"I came here to drink milk and kick ass. And I've just finished my milk." - Moss, The IT Crowd

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Thought for the Day

"The manufacturing aristocracy of our age first impoverishes and debases the men who serve it and then abandons them to be supported by the charity of the public."
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Unfortunately, de Tocqueville went awry in thinking that the "manufacturing aristocracy" was "one of the most confined and least dangerous"
ever to exist in the world. He did not foresee the extent to which this aristocracy would control mass media, public education, and campaign finance; or the necessity for political candidates to raise vast sums of money in order to use mass media for purposes of mounting credible political campaigns.

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