Publisher description for The cultural contradictions of capitalism / Daniel Bell.


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With a new afterword by the author, this classic analysis of Western liberal capitalist society contends that capitalism—and the culture it creates—harbors the seeds of its own downfall by creating a need among successful people for personal gratification—a need that corrodes the work ethic that led to their success in the first place. With the end of the Cold War and the emergence of a new world order, this provocative manifesto is more relevant than ever.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Technology and civilization.
Capitalism.