Friday, September 05, 2003

In praise of sound bites

New Krugman:

Just four months after Operation Flight Suit, the superpower has become a supplicant to nations it used to insult. Mission accomplished!

One of Krugman's greatest skills is his ability to reduce complex problems to a simple sound-bite that still manages to convey much of the complex point. Some may deride that we live in a sound-bite culture, but why should people be expected to have degrees in economics or a thorough understanding of foreign policy in order to engage in a dialog on these matters?

The problem is not sound-bites. The problem is bad sound bites.


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