capitalism triumphs, frankfurt school sighs

There are different forms of power: military, economic, and symbolic. In an article in the Wall Street Journal (hey, I’m not paying to look at it, that’s why I subscribe to Slate’s ‘Today’s Papers‘), talk of dissidence has been quieted–without the tanks this time–thanks to China’s booming economy. The ethic of the ‘ownership society’ has university students more interested in “jobs, fashion, and entertainment” than democracy!

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