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  •  We have Stewart and Colbert (6+ / 0-)

    but no real political writers. Two things are required for there to be great writers:  readers and a respect for ideas.  At this time our culture has neither. There will be great writers again, but only when the fear of honesty and (economic) starvation wanes.

    One man gathers what another man spills

    by John Chapman on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 11:16:35 PM PST

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    •  And they are excellent (1+ / 0-)
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      Julie Gulden

      but even back in the sixties there was the show <That Was the Week That Was</em> with David Frost that took on the establishment using comedy and satire. It was ground-breaking in many ways and rivaled both Stewart and Colbert for acerbic commentary. But I'm not sure of its lasting impact on society compared to some of the great writings. Hopefully, e-readers will rekindle (pun intended) an interest in reading.

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