Ben Berger

Mr. Berger is an associate professor of political science at Swarthmore College. He is the author of AttentionDeficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement from Princeton University Press.

Mr. Berger is an associate professor of political science at Swarthmore College. He is the author of AttentionDeficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement from Princeton University Press.

Politics & Policy

Tocqueville And the Tube

Television makes us fat, lazy, inattentive, unsociable, mistrustful, materialistic — and unhappy about all of that. It cheapens political discourse, weakens family ties, prevents face-to-face socializing, and exposes kids to ...