By John B. Arden
As entertainers, businesses, or even the govt. pander to the bottom universal denominator, American existence turns into more and more vicarious, prefabricated, and bereft of that means. This e-book examines modern American cognizance, contemplating the criteria that experience pushed society towards gossip and sensationalism on the fee of substance and depth.
Celebrity information, games, cookie-cutter colleges, and procuring, purchasing, buying. As entertainers, companies, or even the govt pander to the bottom universal denominator, American lifestyles turns into more and more vicarious, prefabricated, and bereft of which means. This booklet examines modern American attention, contemplating the standards that experience pushed society towards gossip and sensationalism on the expense of substance and depth.
Arden discusses the growing to be epidemic of acrimony, superficiality, awareness deficit affliction, and court cases of ennui. He goals the explanations why American kids have expressed their harassed rage with lethal guns, why a president boasts that he earned Cs in university, and why society has drifted into yearning leisure laced with violence and inexpensive thrills. The publication is provocative studying for involved voters, in addition to for students and researchers concerned with modern American tradition and society.
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