The More Things Change, the More They Resemble an Old Tom Wolfe Book
06/08/2020
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Today is the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Tom Wolfe’s Radical Chic in New York Magazine. Read the whole thing here to see how there is nothing new under the sun.

iSteve commenter YetAnotherAnon observes:

Wolfe is pretty relevant now – from The Right Stuff [1979]:

“It was as if the press in America, for all its vaunted independence, were a great colonial animal, an animal made up of countless clustered organisms responding to a central nervous system. In the late 1950’s (as in the late 1970’s) the animal seemed determined that in all matters of national importance the proper emotion, the seemly sentiment, the fitting moral tone, should be established and should prevail; and all information that muddied the tone and weakened the feeling should simply be thrown down the memory hole… the public, the populace, the citizenry, must be provided with the correct feelings!”

The MSM is full-bore providing the correct feelings, and anything that might break the spell (what did happen to that poor dead woman in the burned out car in Minneapolis, and was she the distressed women ringing a doorbell at 3 am?) is being memory-holed – like the Mission Inn beatdown.

[Comment at Unz.com]

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