Media Is Playing a 'Theocracy' Game

In the mid-1990s, American college students created a game called “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” The goal was to associate actor Kevin Bacon to random Hollywood actors, past and present, in no more than six steps, connecting one to another.

Since Hollywood is a small, tight-knit community, it wasn’t that hard to do. But the ability to connect one person to another in few steps isn’t limited to Hollywood: A 2003 experiment showed that the phenomenon may be global.

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