Jun 1 2010

Letters to the Editor

Healthcare’s Flawed Narratives When Michael Corcoran writes (“The Flawed Media Narrative of the Healthcare Debate,” Extra!, 4/10) that “pragmatic” is a curious way to describe letting the public option die, I’d like to agree with him. He would be correct if we really had a functioning democracy. Actually we have an oligarchy, which is only partially elected. Pragmatism could well mean the best that democratic elements can wrest from the oligarchic power structure. I wonder if this is the unconscious belief of the commentators who use the term “pragmatic.” Peter Denison Somerset, Mass. “The Flawed Media Narrative of the Healthcare […]