The triumph of iconicity over rhetoricity–call it the society of the spectacle, call it what you will. The change has certainly not gone unobserved. And yet, we are likely to blinker our awareness of the situation–and imagine that the mechanisms of our governance continue unaffected–that the institutions of democracy are somehow untouched by these changes. But how can this possibly be the case?


Can the apostolic sense of it even be detected any longer? John 1:1 "In the beginning was the word ... " and John 1:14 "And the word was made flesh ... " Now, if the word has become flesh it is because it has become a matter of the basest kind: commodity.

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