Monday, February 06, 2006

Essay: Cultivating Loneliness by Kaplan

Above all, it is the lack of appreciation for geography in the broad, nineteenth-century sense of the word that is basic to an age of journalism increasingly given to summarizing from above rather than reporting from below.

~ Excerpt from Robert D. Kaplan's essay, "Cultivating Loneliness".

Robert D Kaplan is a long-time journalist and travel-writer, an author of 11 books. His essay bemoans what is currently lacking in journalism, and he prescribes a return to travel-writing, to get us back to the "vivid reality of places."

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