The Age of Post-politics (Part Two)

  • 2013-01-09
  • By Leonidas Donskis
New power alliances will form from groups of elite representatives of the media, business, science, art, and entertainment worlds. These people will need dramatic narratives – compelling stories or alleged conflicts – capable of inflaming voters for at least some time. Nowadays conflicts and scandals can be easily manufactured. The so-called spin doctors are excellent at this. It’s harder to hold people’s attention for very long and to gain at least a minimum of lasting respect and loyalty from them. These things often evaporate as soon as we see the beginnings of...
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