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By John B. Arden

As entertainers, enterprises, or even the govt pander to the bottom universal denominator, American existence turns into more and more vicarious, prefabricated, and bereft of that means. This publication examines modern American attention, contemplating the criteria that experience pushed society towards gossip and sensationalism on the rate of substance and depth.

Celebrity information, games, cookie-cutter faculties, and procuring, buying, buying. As entertainers, organizations, or even the govt pander to the bottom universal denominator, American existence turns into more and more vicarious, prefabricated, and bereft of which means. This ebook examines modern American attention, contemplating the criteria that experience pushed society towards gossip and sensationalism on the rate of substance and depth.

Arden discusses the growing to be epidemic of acrimony, superficiality, recognition deficit disease, and court cases of ennui. He objectives the explanations why American childrens have expressed their harassed rage with lethal guns, why a president boasts that he earned Cs in collage, and why society has drifted into yearning leisure laced with violence and inexpensive thrills. The ebook is provocative studying for involved voters, in addition to for students and researchers concerned with modern American tradition and society.

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