"We sometimes use terms like 'the public' or 'the American imagination,' as if these things still actually exist today. In reality, these monolithic terms fail to capture what's currently happening. The massive proliferation of choices means that we have not one town gym with everyone watching the same game and cheering for the same team, but rather one big train station platform with everyone listening to their own headphones -- 'alone together.' The public square has been replaced by many squares, smaller and more private than ever."
- Ben Sasse