Lecture Participation Activity 5 COMS 381

Discuss the following passage. Does it seem to you to be characterizing radio as a force that is positive, dangerous, or neither, or both? What kinds of power does this passage ascribe to radio?
“…78,000,000 of our citizens are more or less habitual listeners…Most of us have already heard the sound of a bell striking the hour in Westminster, and a voice issuing out of the fastness of the Antarctic. We realize that a day cannot be far off when men in every country of the globe will be able to listen at one time to the persuasions or commands of some wizard seated in a central palace of broadcasting, possessed of a power more fantastic than that of Aladdin…it is an agency of incalculable power for controlling the actions of men…it marks a revolution in communication, and…it is a gigantic tribute to human enterprise.”
From Hadley Cantril and Gordon Allport, The Psychology of Radio
(New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1935), 3.
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