Gerald Friesen: Citizens and Nation Essay

In Citizens and Nation, Gerald Friesen, suggests a structure for understanding Canadian history based upon four epochs, each centered upon a principle communication medium. According to Friesen, Canada is a story of communication that changes from the “oral-traditional” world of pre-contact Aboriginal people to the “textual-settler” household of immigrants and finally to the “print-capitalism” of…

Fallacies About Crime

The dramatic fallacy: offenses in the media that are publicized are far more dramatic than those commonly found in real life= ex: shoot out, romantic murder The cops-and-courts fallacy: warns us against overrating the latter, except as a responsive set of agencies: ex: few convictions based on trials they are plea-bargained The not me fallacy:…