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    DescriptionThe impact of US culture on Europe is indisputable. This text argues that the culture of the United States is in decline but it is up to its citizens whether the twilight heralds eternal night or the dawn of a new, more cultural, age. Like ancient Rome in the fourth and fifth centuries, the American Empire has now seen the passage of its most triumphant years and is rapidly approaching a period of increased social chaos. So argues Morris Berman in this damning portrait of American society. Whether examining the corruption at the heart of modern politics, the "Rambification" of popular entertainment, or the collapse of the educational system, Berman's analysis makes clear that there is little Americans can do as a society to arrest the onset of corporate Mass Mind culture. Citing writers as diverse as de Toqueville and Don DeLillo, Berman argues that cultural preservation is a matter of individual conscience, a refusal to base one's life on kitsch or consumerism, profit or self-promotion.

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    The Twilight of American Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Morris Berman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 354 g
    ISBN 13: 9780715630822
    ISBN 10: 0715630822

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.6
    BIC subject category V2: GTB
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000, SOC026000
    DC21: 306.0973
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    Thema V1.0: GTM, JBCC
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    28 September 2001
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    Author Information
    Morris Berman is well known in the USA as an innovative cultural historian and social critic. He teaches in the Master of Liberal Arts Program at Johns Hopkins University.