I felt that the afterword of Ben Bagdikian’s book, The Media Monopoly, reads like a socialist manifesto. While I understand many of his points and agree with him on some things, I don’t think our country has it quite as bad as the picture he paints. As much as the economic and political landscape of America could improve, I think it’s important for U.S. citizens to keep it all in perspective.
Sure, there’s a need for increased funding for public schools. But at least we have public schools to attend – according to UNICEF, there are 121 million school-age children who do not have this privilege.