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American culture had entered the age of the celebrity as “human pseudo-event”. Instead of looking up to heroes, Americans were now valorizing “a new kind of eminence: a person known for his well-knownness.” Accomplishment or moral fiber was prerequisite to fame, ..the new breed of superstar, is nothing more than synthetic “receptacles into which we pour our own purposelessness.”

(I think it’s a global epidemic)

historian Daniel Boorstin via New York magazine

(Source: New York Magazine)

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