Saturday, February 10, 2007

The backwoodsman and the forest

According to paul starr, the creation of media, "he was a civilized man prepared for a time to face life in the forest, plunging into the wilderness of the New World with his Bible, ax, and newspapers
(Alexis de Tocqueville, the creation of the media pg. 48)

My opinion about this is that the backwoodsman was prepared for anything that came his way when he was in the forest. The reason behind his needing an ax was to fend off any animals that intended to do him harm in the forest. One reason why he needed the bible was to pray to god for strength.


At 12:00 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

Yes, but what about the newspaper? What good did that do him in the forest? What is the author's point here? What is new and different about this situation according to Starr?


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