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Jeffrey Dvorkin

Monday, January 7, 2013

Do Media Discourage Social Cohesion?

The recent spate of shootings in the US has once again raised the prospect of how little social cohesion exists modern life. The random nature of the mindless violence was and is, truly appalling. 
More worrisome is the follow-up media coverage which failed to try to understand why this is happening, the lack of public mental health facilities in all countries, and the possible consequences of a highly armed citizenry.