American movies and music deliver themes of freedom, innocence, and power that appeal to others - partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions.
Americas are, for a variety of reasons, the most adept at producing the kind of entertainment that delivers easy satisfactions.
Human inertia makes the everyday environment, the furniture, as it were, appear to be a given.
It's an old anarchist dream that people can take care of their own lives.
We may repeat the awful revolutionary history of the 20th century because of the vulnerability of social movements to demagoguery.
A century of convulsive change leaves huge demographic gouge marks.
Navigation is power of a limited sort - it enables us to manage the immensity of the media torrent.
My business is the analytical framework.
Mills insisted that a sociologist's proper subject was the intersection of biography and history.
The moguls are driven by their respective desires for profit - period.
Last Update: 21 October 2021
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