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The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success by ross douthat avid, 272 pages, $27 W hen Boeing introduced its flagship 707 jet airliner in…
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The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success by ross douthat avid, 272 pages, $27 W hen Boeing introduced its flagship 707 jet airliner in…
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(I have such a love/hate respect for Theil.)
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12 days ago by kaliatech
It is a paradox of our time that the path to radical progress begins with moderation. Extreme optimism and fatalistic pessimism may seem to be stark opposites, but they both end in apathy. If things were sure to improve or bound to collapse, then our actions would not matter one way or the other.

Not only do our actions matter, I believe they matter eternally. If we do not find a way to take the narrow and moderate path, then we may find out that stagnation and decadence were all that kept immoderate men from stumbling into the apocalypse.
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13 days ago by elrob
“Repetition” names the condition of our culture, endlessly remaking remakes of remakes. Whereas the fifties, the sixties, the seventies, and the eighties all had distinctive by-the-decade styles in design, clothing, music, and art, from the nineties to now feels like one big remix. We are stuck in a boomer culture loop, explains Douthat, from J. J. Abrams remaking George Lucas’s Star Wars to Martin Scorsese remaking himself: 
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When Boeing introduced its flagship 707 jet airliner in 1958, the power to cruise at 977 kilometers per hour did more than enable routine transcontinental commercial flights. It fed the optimistic self-understanding of a society proud to have entered the Jet Age. via Pocket
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"The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success by ross douthat avid, 272 pages, $27"
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