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News represents another form of advertising, not liberal propaganda.
It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media.
Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection.
Conservatives unwittingly side with the social forces that contribute to the destruction of traditional values.
Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.
Traditionalists will have to master techniques of sustained activism formerly monopolized by the left.
The left has come to regard common sense – the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community – as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
Most women are pragmatists who have allowed extremists on the left and right to manipulate the family issue for their own purposes.
Ostensibly rigorous and realistic, contemporary conservatism is an ideology of denial. Its symbol is a smile button.
George Orwell‘s contention was that it is a sure sign of trouble when things can no longer be called by their right names and described in plain, forthright speech.
Relentless improvement of the product and upgrading of consumer tastes are the heart of mass merchandising.
We are all revolutionaries now, addicts of change.
Today Americans are overcome not by the sense of endless possibility but by the banality of the social order they have erected against it.
In an individualistic culture, the narcissist is God‘s gift to the world. In a collectivist society, the narcissist is God’s gift to the collective.
The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism is indicated by its silence on all important matters.
Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage.
In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs.
The same historical development that turned the citizen into a client transformed the worker from a producer into a consumer.
It is the logic of consumerism that undermines the values of loyalty and permanence and promotes a different set of values that is destructive of family life.
Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business.
Make it new is the message not just of modern art but of modern consumerism, of which modern art is largely a mirror image.
The reporting of news has to be understood as propaganda for commodities, and events by images.