Junk Politics

Junk politics minimises large complex problems at home while maximising threats from abroad. It is also given to abrupt unexplained reversals of its own public stances, often spectacularly bloating problems previously minimised. It seeks at every turn to obliterate voters’ consciousness of socioeconomic and other differences in their midst.

~ Benjamin DeMott (1924-06-02 2005-09-29 age:81) Junk Politics: The Trashing of the American Mind