Saturday, April 19, 2008


The Americans did not Americanize us--they were merely one step ahead on the road towards a global civilization with a standardized style of living which, whether we like it or not, is beginning to emerge all over the world. For we live in a state of cultural osmosis where influences percolate across the porous frontiers, native traditions wane, and the movement towards a uniform, mechanized, stereotyped culture-pattern has become irresistible.
~Arthur Koestler, The Lotus and the Robot 1961


Blogger Alex said...

When did you start reading Koestler? His book The Ghost in the Machine is part of the theoretical basis for the entire UW Agroecology program. Wierd.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


Hello hello hello!

I finally listened to Mr. Blue Sky... I guess I'm glad that reminds you of me. I like happy songs... and Jeff Lynne is cool. Sorry I haven't had a chance to call you back yet. School has been a real pain in the ass lately. But this week isn't so bad so I can call you soon. We have much to catch up on! Hope you're doing well, bud. Take care!

12:57 AM  

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