Friday, October 26, 2018
The News, continued
"We believe that the "news" has a strange metaphysical status outside us: it "happens" by itself. Actually, it is something that we fabricate. Those who are poor artisans make only pseudo-events. These are the tired politicians and businessmen, the educators, writers, intellectuals and the tiredest of all, the Churchmen."
- Merton "Events and Pseudo-Events", Faith and Violence, 1967, p. 152
Patients being treated in a medical tent in Hiroshima on Aug. 9. Credit... Yotsugi Kawahara, courtesy Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum “Ameri...