Present Shock And The Loss Of History And Context
One of the few observers who is able to articulate a coherent critical account of American culture is Douglas Rushkoff. His new must-read book is Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now (print edition) and (Kindle edition).
I have long found inspiration and insight in Rushkoff’s work, especially his keen understanding of the pathologies of consumerism. In my 2009 book Survival+, I wrote:
Rushkoff’s reply to an interview question on the consequences of ubiquitous marketing reveals how media/marketing has created an unquestioned politics
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