Content to be a wage slave,
I sing praises to the USA.
Better to be like everyone else,
Than to seek a better way.
Content to pledge allegiance, 121 more words
It is of the very definition of any “classic” work that it will not only introduce a new depth and direction of thought, but that its original insights endure. 472 more words
Summary of: Consumerism as a form of social control.
(extract from my last year’s BA dissertation)
Herbert Marcuse strongly criticizes consumerism, arguing that it is a form of social control. 151 more words
“The mere absence of all advertising and all indoctrinating media of information and entertainment would plunge the individual into a traumatic void where he would have the chance to wonder and to think… the non-functioning of television and the allied media might thus begin to achieve what the inherent contradictions of capitalism did not achieve – the disintegration of the system”.