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Not So Harmless Tv

November 2023
1min read


Mr. Karp’s article on television is so wrong-headed as to be bizarre. Has Mr. Karp been spending the last ten years in a box? Has he spoken to teen-agers recently? I am so enraged by the stupidity of his “good-time message” that I feel like canceling my subscription to your magazine. Doesn’t anybody care about the reactionary fantasies dished out in your articles? Speaking as a member of the sixties generation I ask you to remember that the entire vocabulary, tradition, and educational culture at that time were not immersed in television as they are today. Delusion may have made your life bearable, Mr. Karp, but give me truth any day. American Heritage, like the Life and Look of old, panders to those who want to hide from reality.

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