The Public Interest

Of the pundits, by the pundits, for the pundits?

Suzanne Garment

Winter 1993

NO DEVOTEE of the astrological sciences is more dependent on the rhythms of the cosmos than are today’s political journalists, pollsters, analysts, and other members of our pundit class. These people are not paid to take the long view of history.  They must vent their opinions at great speed and are thought wise if their analysis seems to explain what transpires a week— maybe a month, maximum—after they deliver their dicta. 

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