By Zygmunt Bauman
How are we to sift the knowledge that actually concerns from the tons of lifeless and beside the point garbage? How are we to derive significant messages from mindless noise?
we are facing the daunting activity of attempting to distinguish the real from the insubstantial, distil the issues that subject from fake alarms and flashes within the pan.
not anything escapes scrutiny so stubbornly because the usual issues of lifestyle, hiding within the mild of misleading and deceptive familiarity. to show them into items of cognizance and scrutiny, they need to first be torn out from that day-by-day regimen: the it sounds as if regular needs to be made unusual. this is often accurately what Zygmunt Bauman seeks to do in those forty four letters: each one tells a narrative drawn from usual lives, yet tells it so one can display an extraordinariness that we'd in a different way overlook.
Arresting, revealing, disconcerting, those snapshots of lifestyles via the main very good analyst of our liquid smooth international will entice a large readership.
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