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the fifties: not so nifty

The 1950’s. The quest to satisfy supremely the prevailing hunger for all that was cozy, familiar, and safe. The myth that this was a special time, when the individual’s joys were allegedly unsullied, our problems of the most superficial variety, … Continue reading

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fifties: features of figments

Must we be nostalgic about the fifties? Pervasive influences are at work. We are not left to our own devices and nostalgic impulses do not flow as they will. They are not mirrored in their variety by the mass media, … Continue reading

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happy days: manufacture of innocence

Halfway through the 1950’s , in the summer of 1955, Life ran an article entitled Nobody is Mad With Nobody.” In the text, in which, next to¬† photographs of things like two car suburban garages marked “his” and “hers”, the … Continue reading

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MARCUSE: IS THERE AN APP FOR A REVOLUTION?

His economic ideas belong in the bone yard, and his understanding of organizational decision making resembles that of ”a camel is a horse designed by a committee ” school. But his ideas on aesthetics and art, likely a byproduct of … Continue reading

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