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The Betrayal of Democracy | Chris Lehmann
On finding Christopher Lasch in a Steve Bannon listicle
alt-right  populism  elites  elitism  1990s  culture  failure 
march 2017 by tsuomela
Computer Chronicles : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
"Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles was the world's most popular television program on personal technology during the height of the personal computer revolution. It was broadcast for twenty years from 1983 - 2002. The program was seen on more than 300 television stations in the United States and in over 100 countries worldwide, with translations into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. The series had a weekly television broadcast audience of over two million viewers."
computers  history  news  journalism  1980s  1990s  2000s  television  personal  technology  sts 
january 2017 by tsuomela
A video and story on the scares about power lines beginning in the 1970s and continuing for the next 30 years.
fear  risk  perception  1980s  1990s  electricity  electric-grid  health  psychology  retro 
december 2014 by tsuomela
anti-internet texts from the 1990s - Vacuum
"A collection of anti-Internet texts from the mid-1990s. Each of these were written at the point just as the net was unquestionably entering its stage of hyper-growth, absorbing more and more personal time as well as gobbling up independent networks into its own."
1990s  internet  technology  critique  online 
july 2011 by tsuomela
U.S. Intellectual History: The Culture Wars: Notes Towards a Working Definition
"Most scholars understand the culture wars to have been ephemeral. I argue against that consensus. Although the culture wars were emotional, overstated, and often hyperbolic, they were not necessarily a proxy for more important developments. Rather, I contend that the culture wars are best understood as the terrain that allowed Americans in the 1980s and 1990s to acknowledge, if not accept, the transformations to American life wrought by the tumultuous developments of the 1960s and 1970s. Most explicitly, the culture wars granted Americans space to articulate new understandings of American life in the context of the altered landscapes of race, gender, and religion. Through the culture wars, Americans found new forms of solidarity in the face of an increasingly rudderless and fragmented culture that threw into doubt all foundations. I contend that the culture wars, then, are the defining narrative of postmodern America. "
culture-war  history  intellectual  1990s  1980s  political-correctness  american-studies  american  definition  culture 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Michael Bérubé for Democracy Journal: The Science Wars Redux
"Fifteen years ago, it seemed to me that the Sokal Hoax was making that kind of deal impossible, deepening the “two cultures” divide and further estranging humanists from scientists. Now, I think it may have helped set the terms for an eventual rapprochement, leading both humanists and scientists to realize that the shared enemies of their enterprises are the religious fundamentalists who reject all knowledge that challenges their faith and the free-market fundamentalists whose policies will surely scorch the earth. "
culture-war  science-wars  science  history  political-correctness  1990s  postmodernism  critical-theory 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Neo Cities | The American Prospect
How online communities are born -- and what happens when they die.
online  web  community  geocities  history  1990s  commons  archive  preservation 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Derivatives Echo Chamber : CJR
Long summary of media reports about 1996 GAO report on regulation of derivatives. Conclusion: the media took the anti-regulation argument at its face, even before the report was released.
media  journalism  derivatives  financial-engineering  finance  1990s  regulation  government  history  crisis 
march 2009 by tsuomela
SSRN-The State of Macro by Olivier Blanchard
For a long while after the explosion of macroeconomics in the 1970s, the field looked like a battle field. Over time however, largely because facts do not go away, a largely shared vision both of fluctuations and of methodology has emerged. Not everything is fine. Like all revolutions, this one has come with the destruction of some knowledge, and suffers from extremism and herding. None of this is deadly however. The state of macro is good.

The first section sets the stage with a brief review of the past. The second argues that there has been broad convergence in vision, and the third reviews the specifics. The fourth focuses on convergence in methodology. The last looks at current challenges.
history  economics  macroeconomic  1970s  1980s  1990s 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Who Cares If Johnny Can't Read? - By Larissa MacFarquhar - Slate Magazine
The sentimentalization of books gets especially ripe when reading is compared with its supposed rivals: television and cyberspace. Valorization of reading over television, for instance, is often based on the vague and groundless notion that reading is somehow "active" and television "passive."
book  reading  psychology  television  media  values  1990s 
december 2008 by tsuomela

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