10 January 2007

So much for progress...

Voices from fifty years ago that still seem contemporary:

"American capitalism is now in considerable part a military capiltalism, and the most important relation of the big corporation to the state rests on the coincidence of interest between military and corporate needs."

-C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite, 1956

"For the current American way of life is founded not just on motor transportaion but on the religion of the motor car, and the sacrifices that people are prepared to make for this religion stand outside the realm of rational criticism."

-Lewis Mumford, The Highway and the City, 1958

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