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How I (Sort Of) Replaced Twitter With a Diary

Crusty intellectual types are fond of expressing disgust with what they see as social media’s corrosive effect on our culture of Letters. Recently, we heard about it from deposed… 1,246 more words

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The Mental Odyssey of the Ordinary Citizen

The Mental Odyssey of the Ordinary Citizen

by Leon Wieseltier, New Republic, 2014 (part 3 of edition)

On the first reading, I thought this was a collection of good ideas, but on second reading I realized what a good, cohesive essay this was – filled with quotes I plan to use in the future. 51 more words

AMONG THE DISRUPTED

Did you see this New York Times Book Review essay by Leon Wieseltier? (link)

I have been thinking about it, because some of his ideas produced such a strong jolt of recognition for me. 398 more words

warning shot

One hopes the publishing of Leon Wieseltier’s essay on technology in the January 18 edition of The New York Times Book Review becomes a seminal pause in our march toward a digitally dominant culture. 541 more words

What Was Leon Wieseltier Thinking?

If you made it at least 984 words into Leon Wieseltier’s long, seemingly incomprehensible rant against technology, “Among the Disrupted,” then you may have noticed—just barely—that it was also a flattering appraisal of Mark Greif’s first book. 624 more words

Technology is not the enemy

In the New York Times Book Review this weekend there was a fascinating essay by Leon Wieseltier, 31-year veteran literary editor of the New Republic  668 more words

Quote of the day: MEDIA TECHNOLOGY

Amid the bacchanal of disruption, let us pause to honor the disrupted. The streets of American cities are haunted by the ghosts of bookstores and record stores, which have been destroyed by the greatest thugs in the history of the culture industry. 160 more words

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