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Communication and Chaos

Communication and Chaos

What is the role of communication, and those of us who teach it, practice it professionally, desire to use it as a tool of reconciliation, renewal, peace-building, or civic engagement? Here is the problem. What we see in the sad history of the twentieth century – and continuing on into this one – is a series of collectively- focused insanities. Groups have, using a variety of tools – including the media –collected themselves into artificial communities on the basis of differentiation from a constructed and equally artificial “other.” [15 page PDF document]

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