Lewis H. Lapham Quote
Talk about the flag or drugs or crime (never about race or class or justice) and follow the yellow brick road to the wonderful land of consensus. In place of honest argument among consenting adults the politicians substitute a lullaby for frightened children: the pretense that conflict doesn't really exist, that we have achieved the blessed state in which we no longer need politics.
Hotel America: Scenes in the Lobby of the Fin-de-siècle (ed. Verso, 1995) - ISBN: 9781859849521