A resistance to the disease of thought:

Thank you, Lewis H. Lapham, for these thoughts, and thank you, Mark Woods, for pointing me to them.

On historic day, U.S. turns away from eloquence
:

Between dawn and dusk on Sept. 11 the mindless coverage of everything and nothing will sit every demographic division of the audience in the warm bath of its own tears, and if the media are themselves the message, then by filling up the dome with enough of the stuff … surely we can go back to sleep. Toronto Star