Worse than the concerns about reading skills dropping, we're surrendering our analytic abilities, to grave consequence:
Politicians should be seriously concerned. Parliamentary democracy has depended on a citizenry prepared to think logically about policies, to remember promises and to follow arguments.
Maybe she should read a few older books before she goes into panic mode. She's probably right, though, about one thing:
Greenfield's feared world without context is therefore also a world more prone to political illogic and fad.
We do seem to have a superabundance of people with really short memories, limited attention spans, and tendencies toward faddishness involved in politics.