the search for truth, we look for illumination. How and
where we look, and who directs the light become significant
issues. Our answers to these questions reveal how we obtain
knowledge about the world.
guiding light may be a spotlight financed and under the
controlled of the powerful. Or it might be a flashlight
used by a journalist, academic, activist, or pundit to
expose doubts about the official truth. Democratic political
systems use both sets of lighting to discover the truth.
digital age and the Internet have made it far more difficult
for governments to banish the flashlight brigade as they
are scattered far and wide.
explore this metaphor in this week’s essay titled Spotlights,
hope that you will enjoy the essay.