I am late in linking to it, but I wanted to reproduce this Armavirumque post in its entirety because I think it is dead on:
The other day we received a Penguin paperback edition of Lewis Lapham’s latest book Gag Rule: On the Supression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy. Here is the blurb, in part:
… Never before, Lapham argues, have voices of protest been so locked out of the mainstream conversation, so marginalized and muted by a government that recklessly disregards civil liberties, and by an ever more concentrated and profit-driven media in which the safe and salable sweep all uncomfortable truths from view.
Now in paperback.
By the editor of Harper’s Magazine.
Oh, will the supression ever end?
The martyr syndrome of far too many on the left is in high dungeon these days. Despite the fact that books, articles, blogs, etc. attacking President Bush are a dime a dozen, liberals insist that they are being repressed and silenced. Who says irony is dead.