Magicians and idiots
Every single day a person has to examine himself to see whether the 'strategic advisers' have marked him as a rank-and-file idiot who watches the eyes and hands - which work overtime during election season - and believes what he sees.
I didn't get up to watch the Obama-Romney debate in the middle of the night, so I watched it the next day. I usually talk to my students about the history of the debates and the cumulative lesson to be learned: How they sell glass beads as though they were pearls, as they once did to the Indians; and how they prefer Benjamin Netanyahu to Shimon Peres based on a well-staged debate, whose participants were trained...
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