The Monasteries of America

“…We like to think that the modern age is a time when information flows freely around society, unencumbered by the state or powerful interests. Colleges and universities are endlessly going on about having free speech and open debate. Journalists insist their job is to speak truth to power, which means saying things that are outside the approved list of truths. Even so-called conservatives bang on about the glories of free and open dialogue, usually while they denounce Donald Trump.”

A good read.

h/t DS

  • Alain

    “So-called conservatives” is accurate.

  • Minicapt

    A little restricted in its survey of the literature.