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Episode 136: Adorno on the Culture Industry (Part One)

Episode 136: Adorno on the Culture Industry (Part One)

On Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer's "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception" from Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944), plus Adorno's "Culture Industry Reconsidered" (1963).

How does the entertainment industry affect us? Adorno (armed with Marx and Freud) thinks that our "mass culture" is imposed from the top down to brainwash us into being submissive workers.

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