"Letting a maximum number of views be heard regularly
is not just a nice philosophical notion.
It is the best way any society has yet discovered
to detect maladjustments quickly, to correct injustices,
and to discover new ways to meet our continuing stream
of novel problems that rise in a changing environment."
Ben H. Bagdikian
(1920- ) Armenian-born author, dean emeritus of the University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, former editor at the Washington Post