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Around the world, from North India to South Africa, there are dozens of television and radio shows that tightly weave social themes into entertaining narratives, a technique often referred to as “entertainment-education.” Writers develop fictional characters that model positive or negative behaviors, and through their stories and struggles, audiences learn about issues ranging from domestic...
The state of the world today is not pretty. It is timely to revisit the works of Antonio Gramsci and his fellow intellectuals on cultural Marxism. Whatever is happening has been foretold, long before bailouts and censorship became a staple in our vocabulary. So what is cultural marxism? It includes the disarmament of the public, the invalidation of self-defence and the incitement of fear. It...
partycove: If we take as generally accepted principles of modern urban morality that it is desirable and acceptable to pursue pleasure for its own sake, precluding harm to others, and that each should be left to his own devices in life, then I propose that the cultural phenomenon of the ‘Foodie’ exposes a want for a hierarchy of pleasures in urban reasoning. The ‘Foodie’ can reasonably be...
That already famous article says that one should date a girl who reads or,...– HEGEMON.
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youmightfindyourself: By PICO IYER NY Times Published: December 29, 2011 ABOUT a year ago, I flew to Singapore to join the writer Malcolm Gladwell, the fashion designer Marc Ecko and the graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister in addressing a group of advertising people on “Marketing to the Child of Tomorrow.” Soon after I arrived, the chief executive of the agency that had invited us took me aside....