Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"Mad Men": Stillbirth of the American dream

This review from Salon does a great job pulling in advertising's impact on our culture and what we value.

The "ah-ha" moment comes near the end regarding how the American consumer citizen shapes their vision of happiness based on advertising. The magic of "Mad Men" is how it's showing the "Cold War Era" is really -- in fact -- shaddowed by the "Advertising Age."

The corporate culture, consumerism, materialism, the nuclear family ...all results from advertising.

A seriously great read!

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