Thursday, December 26, 2013

How Reading Le Monde in a Cafe Next to a Dog Explains Today’s Media

“Have you heard me talk about the Paris cafe? You go to a cafe and you bring a copy of Sartre and Le Monde. There’s a cute dog under the table next to you. So after you read the news and the philosophy, you may pet the dog, flirt with someone at another table, and talk about some trivial gossip. All these things are part of being human. You don’t become stupid when you turn away from the philosophy and pet the dog. People are complex and multifaceted.”