The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

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With a new afterword by the author, this classic analysis of Western liberal capitalist society contends that capitalisma€”and the culture it createsa€”harbors the seeds of its own downfall by creating a need among successful people for personal gratificationa€”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.... at railroad stations (pace Tokyo Central Station) ; page boys to deliver books in a library (pace the New York Public Library); shoeshine boys in a shoe-repair shop; or more than once-a-week garbage collection in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Title:The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism
Author:Daniel Bell
Publisher:Basic Books - 1976


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