Manufactured Consent

“I believe that we have to avoid being simplistic. I think we have to build resilience and make sure that our political debates are grounded in reality. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the value of theater in political communications; it’s that the habits we—the media, politicians—have gotten into, and how we talk about these issues, are so detached so often from what we need to be doing that for me to satisfy the cable news hype-fest would lead to us making worse and worse decisions over time.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/the-obama-doctrine/471525/

1. Good politics should be boring. “… the pragmatists’ greatest achievement goes unseen: averting disaster.”

Why Merkel Dreams in Black and White, FINANCIAL TIMES, March 2016

https://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/942b2172-ebc5-11e5-888e-2eadd5fbc4a4.html
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