How Is “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” Poem Relevant Today?

"The Revolution Will Not be Televised" poem by Gil Scott-Heron. Photo by Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi / CC BY-S

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is a poem composed by Gil Scott-Heron for his 1970 album. Although Gil wrote the poem about half a century ago, it still resonates today. Maybe its resonance is not strongest in the literal sense (“televised”), but in the figurative one (its technological equal of today – social media). …

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