Wednesday, July 15, 2015

And the Rest Writes Itself

Here's a book that needs to be written: From Pravda to Prada and Back Again: How Post-Communist Commercialism Paved the Way for the Return to Totalitarianism.


Seriously, though, the thesis is that rampant consumerism after the fall of Communism desensitized the citizens in a Brave New World sort of way, so that subsequent curtailments of freedom were accepted as the trade-off necessary to maintain higher living standards.