Had to reread the first few paragraphs of this article several times today. Ray Bradbury, among others, saw this coming over 60 years ago. Each day not only are more Americans getting their view of the world through video, video produced by corporations needless to say, despite the early democratizing promise of the Internet, but those scraps of video seem to be becoming shorter.
Just found out that Saul Bellow was teaching at the University of Minnesota around the same time my father was enrolled there. Going to read Humboldt’s Gift and The Dangling Man. Bellow was born in Lithuania and was in the Merchant Marine in WW II.