Discusses a 1999 book, Believing Cassandra, by Alan AtKisson, a 2000 book called Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam, and last month’s updated version of Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia by Rob Brezsny.
Read two of my own poems: To Sleep with a Child’s Heart in Your Hand, and The Constellations of the Day. Explain the concept of Cassandra’s Dilemma. Cite graphs on economic disparity as a champagne glass, working women who want to vs. have to work, the generational divide in malaise, and the rise and fall of the news audience. Relate the Honduran coup regime’s midnight assault on independent radio, and Argentina’s media reform bill to prohibit broadcasting monopolies.
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