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The Media, according to Proust

“The fault I find with our journalism is that it forces us to take an interest in some fresh triviality or other every day, whereas only three or four books in a lifetime give us anything that is of real importance. Suppose that, every morning, when we tore the wrapper off our paper with fevered hands, a transmutation were to take place, and were to find inside it – oh! I don’t know; shall we say Pascal’s Pensées?”

– Swann, from Swann’s Way – In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust