Interesting reference to Habermas
- An article in the current issue of *The New Yorker* magazine which can
be found at http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?040913fa_fact
includes this little gem of a reference to Habermas:
"Gore didn't really want to talk politics at first, but when the
subject of the press came up he seized on it and gave, at my best
estimation, a twenty-minute discourse on the degradation of 'the
public sphere,' a phrase coined by the German philosopher Jürgen
Habermas, in the nineteen-sixties. (One tries, and fails, to imagine
the current President alluding to the author of 'Moral Consciousness
and Communicative Action.') 'He's a ve-rrry interesting guy,' Gore
said. 'Why am I just finding out about him?'"
The article is by David Remnick.