Read of the month

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“Since economic decisions are [the international super-rich’s] prerogative, they will encourage politicians, of both the Left and the Right, to specialize in cultural issues: The aim will be to keep the minds of the proles elsewhere – to keep the bottom 75% of Americans and the bottom 95% of the world’s population busy with ethnic and religious hostilities, and with debates about sexual mores. If the proles can be destracted from their own despair by media-created pseudo-events, including the occasional brief and bloody war, the super-rich will have little to fear.” (R. Rorty, 1997)

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