In the Court of the Crimson King

It was the sinister synthesis of several salient trends:

media consolidation to its ultimate end;

educational deficiencies brought to undreamt-of levels;

xenophobia stoked to its most loathsome heights;

culminating in a re-working of Welles’ “War of the Worlds”

broadcast worldwide,

                               inducing panic and instituting pogroms

that eliminated all but a favored few

Michael Ceraolo is the author of Euclid Creek: A Journey (Deep Cleveland Press).

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