Culture in an Age of Money: The Legacy of the 1980s in America

Culture in an Age of Money: The Legacy of the 1980s in America

by Nicolaus Mills
     
 

Fifteen brilliant essays on the kind of culture created by the magic of the marketplace in 1980s America, from architecture to the yuppie ascendancy. Amusing, caustic and cleverly written....What makes Culture in an Age of Money fun to read is its refreshing candor. —New York Times

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Fifteen brilliant essays on the kind of culture created by the magic of the marketplace in 1980s America, from architecture to the yuppie ascendancy. Amusing, caustic and cleverly written....What makes Culture in an Age of Money fun to read is its refreshing candor. —New York Times

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The New York Times
Amusing, caustic, and cleverly written.
— Herbert Mitgang
Daniel Bell
Curious and tantalizing...a benchmark not of the present but of history.
The New York Times - Herbert Mitgang
Amusing, caustic, and cleverly written.
The Progressive
A stinging indictment of the Reagan era for its effects on both highbrow and popular culture...The targets are many and the attacks are proudly partisan.
New York Times
Amusing, caustic, and cleverly written.
— Herbert Mitgang
Library Journal
All but a few of the 15 essays that form this book originally appeared in the left-of-center opinion magazine Dissent. Each essay critically examines touchstones of what editor Mills calls the ``conservative culture of the 1980s.'' Among the best pieces are Herman Schwartz's ``Civil Rights and the Reagan Court,'' Robert Reich's look at corporate takeovers in ``A Culture of Paper Tigers,'' Sean Wilentz's profile of Jerry Falwell in ``The Trials of Televangelism,'' and Mark Caldwell's ``The Literature of AIDS.'' This intelligent collection nicely complements John Taylor's Circus of Ambition ( LJ 8/89), another questioning look back at the Eighties. Recommended especially for libraries lacking Dissent. -- Kenneth F. Kister, Tampa, Fla.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780929587356
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
07/28/1990
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.02(d)

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