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Jun 30, 2005

Trumped-up success

The triumph of the American dream over reality is that nobody remembers the failures.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the more television people watch, the less they know about the world. George Orwell acknowledged this in the novel 1984, when he invented a populace whose only sources of information were TV and a government that continually rewrote the history books to suit current whims.People who rely on TV for their information now are unlikely to remember what happened last week, let alone last century. I occasionally have science-fiction style thoughts about how the

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