“In the 18th century, Edmund Burke described the role of the press as a Fourth Estate checking the powerful. Was that ever true? It certainly doesn’t wash any more. What we need is a Fifth Estate: a journalism that monitors, deconstructs and counters propaganda and teaches the young to be agents of people, not power. We need what the Russians called perestroika – an insurrection of subjugated knowledge. I would call it real journalism.”
Someone please tell me that this guy is not being funded by the Kremlin, because while I think a lot of what he writes is true, or at least credible, I think in the article, he’s been too light on Moscow.