Yesterday, I took a swipe at President Obama for his big-think about how “information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. ”
I still think it’s not presidential to be a big-thinkerand so yesterday I wrote: “As Jimmy Carter learned after he tried to be Christopher Lasch, the job of cultural gadfly and the job of leading the Free World just arent the same.”
But that doesn’t mean that the content of the gadflying is exactly wrong. Diverting we go, as the news suggests:
We should start a file: Divertissements .