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The Age of Musterbation
by G. Murphy Donovan (February 2015)
“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” - E. R. Murrow
Media icons are often given credit for thoughts that originated with their betters. The “nation of sheep” metaphor is an example. Thomas Jefferson addressed the subject in response to the Federalist Papers, long before Edward R. Murrow. And before that, herd similes might be traced to the Old and New Testaments. William J. Lederer wrote a book on the subject in 1961, a follow up to the best-selling Ugly American (1958). more>>>