The Business of America: How Consumers Have Replaced Citizens and How We Can Reverse the Trend / Edition 1

The Business of America: How Consumers Have Replaced Citizens and How We Can Reverse the Trend / Edition 1

by Saul Landau, Landau Landau
     
 

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.See more details below

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415944694
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Pathways Through the Twenty-First Century Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1The Bush vision : a bipolar political disorder9
The culture of naked power11
Politics and the Enron scandal, part I : the Enron system works - well, for some people!18
Enron, part II : sex and the Enron scam24
A dialogue about sex, violence, and the budget26
It's the budget stupid! - Bush's lucky duckies30
2Classify this! : national security culture sets the norm35
The intelligence culture in the national security age37
Our aging Faust41
A Panglossian conversation46
History? : what's that?50
3Sheep don't need whipping : media in the twenty-first century55
World news in shotgun pellets of anxiety from the media57
Religious diversion from the issues in the age of reason and hi tech62
Review of Pollock65
Advertising can make you personally and politically crazy67
Commercial messages produce advanced scatteration71
Television : democracy at its ugliest75
Clear channel fogs the airwaves79
The film industry : business and ideology83
4Ahab can beat the whale87
At two with nature89
Commuting in Los Angeles95
Privatize - the key to public culture96
Will the next war be against smog?100
A global warming sermon in dialogue103
An Anza Borrego odyssey106
Mount Whitney towers over Death Valley, but Death Valley doesn't look up to Whitney108
Diseased meat? - could be wurst!112
Exporting the best chemicals the stomach can absorb114
Las Vegas : Bush's America118
Cuba is not Las Vegas : scenes from a late summer Havana wedding121
5The Iraq conundrum127
Bush and King Henry - similar birds of different feathers129
Don't get distracted by Cameron Diaz's acne or talk of war134
How 9/11 events helped democracy to evolve toward perfection139
Different worlds145
Shiite happens149
The quiet American returns on film153
Shopping, the end of the world, and G. W. Bush : part I160
Shopping, the end of the world, and G. W. Bush : part II164
6Closing remarks169
There is life after shopping - and its feels good171

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