There’s a a lot criticism lobbed at journalism today for its brevity, its focus on headlines – really, the general lack of understanding and context in most mass media. It isn’t shocking, and it’s frankly hard to avoid given the nature of phenomena like Twitter reinventing the way people consume information. Ideally there’ll be some backlash against the current deluge of information and there will be popular demand for depth – for the sorts of lessons that only emerge from an appreciation of history.
Roger Cohen over at the NY Times killed it yesterday offering just that. Read the rest of this entry »