Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/05/27

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Subject: Little things ... Re: [Leica] Susan Sontag on Iraq Photos
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Thu May 27 10:18:32 2004

Boy, and I used to think that I was a cynic... ;-)

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Adam Bridge
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 12:29 PM
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Subject: Re: Little things ... Re: [Leica] Susan Sontag on Iraq Photos

On 5/27/04 < (Daniel Ridings)> thoughtfully

>No reflection on you, Adam, but as my mother says in situations like 
>this: Little things excite little minds.
>"carefully contrived" ... that's show-business. No big deal. I 
>appreciate it less in a politician though.

"No reflection on you" is, like "no offense intended" a way of saying
something meant to give offense but which is intented to duck the
responsibility for saying it not-very-gracefully.

That said, the manipulation of what is called "pop culture" is the same
as what happens in politics.

Many people are becoming increasingly sensitive to it and many more are
becoming desensitized. In the U.S. it's all a part of the same spectrum,
no longer seperable.


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