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Day: July 16, 2021

DEMOCRACY?

“The cardinal features of this culture were acquisition and consumption as the means of achieving happiness; the cult of the new; the democratization of desire; and money value as the predominant measure of all value in society,” — William Leach, in “Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture”
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More than “BREAD AND CIRCUSES”

“If greed were not the master of modern man - ably assisted by envy - how could it be that the frenzy of economism does not abate as higher "standards of living" are attained, and that it is precisely the richest societies which pursue their economic advantage with the greatest ruthlessness? How could we explain the almost universal refusal on the part of the rulers of the rich societies -...
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