All illusions are potential ways of ordering reality. The goal of criticism should therefore be not to destroy illusions but to make us more sensitive to their workings and their complexity.
John Pungente is an educator, film critic, and author is the director of The Jesuit Communication Project and President of the Canadian Association of Media Education Organizations. He influenced a generation of Canadian media literacy educators through his innovative curriculum initiatives, teaching and service. He was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from SIGNIS, the Catholic Association for Communication and Media.