The electronic age dooms all that - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • C McCoy
    • 09.08.07 | 20:27 (IDT)

    The heyday of ability of leaders to dictate to followers was pre-radio, that is with newspapers the only form of news dissemination, and in the hands of the economic and political elite. Radio itself led to democracy, as a history of the small Eastern Caribbean countries will attest. So much more, now with internet and so forth. The days of the rabbi dictating is doomed as of the point a sizable minority can go online.

    from the article: The ultra-Orthodox arrived en masse
    First published 00:00 09.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 09.08.07
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