For anyone who doubts that we are entering a new era, let's flash back just a few years. "Saving Private Ryan," with its "CSI"-style disembowelments and expletives undeleted, was nationally broadcast by ABC on Veteran's Day in both 2001 and 2002 without incident, and despite the protests of family-values groups.
What has changed between then and now?
A government with the zeal to control both information and culture has received what it calls a mandate.
Bono's New Casualty