|Monday, 13 February 2012 11:16|
“The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”
– Thomas Jefferson (letter to Edward Carrington, 1787)
When I was growing up in a small village in Kedah, only a handful of the villagers read newspapers. There wasn’t even a newspaper vendor in my village and that was probably because there was no market for newspapers then.
*Taken from art-harun.blogspot.com. The views expressed here are the personal opinion of the writer.