Fareed Zakaria. The Future of Freedom.

Norton, 2007.

 

“Falwell and others like him discovered that the easiest way to attract a mass audience was to mimic mainstream culture and values, giving the people what they want, which is a less religiously demanding and were warm and service-oriented Christianity.” (211쪽)

“The hip director of New York’s Guggenheim Museum, Thomas Krens, had a quite different list. He […] went on to “great architecture, a great special exhibition, a great second special exhibition, two eating opportunities, two shopping opportunities, a high-tech interface via the internet, and economies of scale via a global network.”” (218쪽)

“Having made their contribution to society by paying their taxes, people feel freed of the obligations of public involvement and service. […] actual public service, in the sense of local government or even community boards, is increasingly seen as an area for professional politicians, not interested citizens. […] Major law schools and business schools report that, over the last thirty years, fewer and fewer of their most talented graduates express any intention of going into government.” (223쪽)

“America’s new elite is a bunch of smart college graduates. […] People within it are not self-conscious about their elite status. […] If neither they nor the country believes that they are in any sense an elite, then neither will adjust to their status.” (235쪽)

 

(2019.10.27.)