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Reader Comments on The Evening I Stopped Writing Ellie’s Speeches

From Jonni, 23 July 2008:

I absolutely agree with Jim — but Ellie was right in one respect: we’ve brought it on ourselves because we’ve stopped thinking for ourselves: “It’s just a case of people seeing what they want to see, hearing what they want to hear. Americans aren’t really huge on subtlety, on nuances. They like experts to tell them what to think and tend to swallow anything that has some kind of expert label attached.”

From Jim, 22 July 2008:

And in countless guises, the Ellies of the world plague us still.

From Vinnie, 19 July 2008:

I love this!!

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