1. [The campaigns parse] democracy as the ancient Greek name for the American Express card, … wherein all present receive the privileges and comforts owed to their status as valued customers, invited to convert the practice of citizenship into the art of shopping, to select wisely from the campaign advertisements, texting A for Yes, B for No.
    —      Lewis H. Lapham on the growing spectacle of a consumerist democracy. Read more: “Feast of Fools.”
     
    1. theamericanbear said: such a great piece…
    2. shrinkrants posted this