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America's Long Holiday - The Baffler
Includes discussion of Christopher Nasch, Culture of Narcisissm
american-studies  narcissism  culture  1970s 
november 2014 by tsuomela
The American Scholar: Instant Gratification - Paul Roberts
"Paul Roberts is the author of The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification, from which this essay has been adapted."
society  impulse  psychology  culture  narcissism  critique  capitalism 
september 2014 by tsuomela
The man who destroyed America‘s ego — Matter — Medium
Profile of Roy Baumeister and his work on self-esteem, narcissism, and aggression.
psychology  personality  self-esteem  narcissism 
february 2014 by tsuomela
Open Left:: Narcissism, The Bubble Economy and American Exceptionalism--Part 1
..shows is how the entire business culture--and, indeed the broader culture as a whole--comes to be dominated by a narcissistic fantasy of its own exceptionalism, its specialness, even uniqueness. This is where one gets books such as Dow 36,000, and The Bush Boom (which I diaried about here). But it's also the very essence of Reaganomics, an escapism from a harsh reality into a fantasy of painless renewal.
narcissism  politics  economics  regulation  exceptionalism  bailout  crisis  bubble  same-old-story 
march 2009 by tsuomela

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