Lewis H. Lapham quotes

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A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the cond ...
Talk about the flag or drugs or crime (never about race or class or justice) and follow the yellow brick road to the wonderful lan ...
The national distrust of the contemplative temperament arises less from an innate Philistinism than from a suspicion of anything t ...
A certain kind of rich man afflicted with the symptoms of moral dandyism sooner or later comes to the conclusion that it isn't eno ...
If a foreign country doesn't look like a middle-class suburb of Dallas or Detroit, then obviously the natives must be dangerous as ...
Under the rules of a society that cannot distinguish between profit and profiteering, between money defined as necessity and money ...
Most of the ladies and gentlemen who mourn the passing of the nation's leaders wouldn't know a leader if they saw one. If they had ...
Except in a few well-publicized instances (enough to lend credence to the iconography painted on the walls of the media), the rigo ...
Seeing is believing, and if an American success is to count for anything in the world it must be clothed in the raiment of propert ...
Among all the emotions, the rich have the least talent for love. It is possible to love one's dog, dress or duck-shooting hat, but ...
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