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and another s-word

09.25.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

secularisation…  as with consumer socialism, my suggestion that consumer culture is subverting religious commitment didn’t seem to have much plausibility as long as the allegedly most consumerist country on earth (USA, again) remained apparently immune to things like atheism, agnosticism and religious indifference. This is (slowly) changing – and (like the changing attitude towards the ...

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the s-word

09.25.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

I know it’s weak evidence (it it is evidence at all), but at least my claim that consumerism may engender a critical view of capitalism and even support the plausibility of socialist concepts has just become a little less unlikely: In what generally is seen as the homeland of consumer capitalism, the USA, the young ...

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