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Hyperculture: The Human Cost of Speed, SBertman, 1998

April 27, 2012

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“In a fast-moving world, it is perspective, more than anything else, that a person and a society needs — the perspective that lets one distinguish the significant from the trivial, the enduring from the transient, the true from the false. Such perspective is at the very heart of what it means to be truly informed, and being truly informed is at the very heart of democracy. As Thomas Jefferson long ago warned: “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

[p. 132]

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