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the three points of public interaction in the public sphere:

'first, they preserved a king of social intercourse that, far from presupposing the equality of status, disregarded status altogether.'

'secondly, discussion within such a public presupposed the problematization of areas that until then had not been questioned.'

'thirdly, the same process that converted culture into a commodity (and in this fashion constitued it as a culture that could become an object of discussion to begin with) established the public as in principle inclusive.'

elaborated and expanded upon pages 36-7, in that ol'habermas book.

release me, release me... if only we did as the song asked.