Vertigo Years: Living in an Age of Uncertainty

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What a first decade for a century! Even before Wall Street collapsed as the speculation bubble burst there was uncertainty everywhere: the United States was embroiled in the invasion of another state, suicide terrorists threatening (and succeeding) to assassinate heads of state, globalization extending into every market, untold millions of people seeking comfort in consumerism, flooding into cinemas and department stores to buy things they do not need and cannot afford, or searching for alternative spirituality. Commentators everywhere raise their voices, warning that values and culture, education and common decency will be the first victims of the entertainment industry and the widespread, insatiable lust for cheap thrills. – See more at: more