Daniel J. Boorstin quotes

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The improved American highway system ... isolated the American-in-transit. On his speedway ... he had no contact with the towns wh ...
Our attitude toward our own culture has recently been characterized by two qualities, braggadocio and petulance. Braggadocio--empt ...
Until now when we have started to talk about the uniqueness of America we have almost always ended by comparing ourselves to Europ ...
While the focus in the landscape of Old World cities was commonly government structures, churches, or the residences of rulers, th ...
Disagreement produces debate but dissent produces dissension. Dissent (which come from the Latin, dis and sentire) means originall ...
Advertising could not be understood as simply another form of salesmanship. It aimed at something new--the creation of consumption ...
In the small town each citizen had done something in his own way to build the community. The town booster had a vision of the futu ...
The contrast between Leonardo and Michelangelo is an allegory of the arts of modern times. Leonardo left copious notes of his obse ...
The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare man ...
The American experience stirred mankind from discovery to exploration. From the cautious quest for what they knew (or thought they ...
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