Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product.
The same historical development that turned the citizen into a client transformed the worker from a producer into a consumer.
Today Americans are overcome not by the sense of endless possibility but by the banality of the social order they have erected against it.
Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology, which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure.
The conservative revival cannot be dismissed.
The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption, is addiction.
Adherents of the new religious right reject the separation of politics and religion, but they bring no spiritual insights to politics.
In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs.
The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum.
The left has come to regard common sense – the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community – as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.