Saturday, December 28, 2013

Quote of the Day (Andre Schiffrin, on Books and ‘Control on the Spread of Ideas’)

“Books today have become mere adjuncts to the world of mass media, offering light entertainment and reassurances that all is for the best of all possible worlds. The resulting control on the spread of ideas is stricter than anyone would have thought possible in a free society.” —Author-publisher Andre Schiffrin (1935-2013), The Business of Books: How the International Conglomerates Took Over Publishing and Changed the Way We Read (2001)

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