The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum.
The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time.
It is no longer an unwritten law of American capitalism that industry will attempt to maintain wages at a level that allows a single wage to support a family.
A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment to the family has led some liberals to concede that family is not just a buzzword for reaction.
Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage.
The question of the family now divides our society so deeply that the opposing sides cannot even agree on a definition of the institution they are arguing about.
A child's appetite for new toys appeal to the desire for ownership and appropriation: the appeal of toys comes to lie not in their use but in their status as possessions.
When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular feeling about the family, they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism of family values for their own purposes.
The news appeals to the same jaded appetite that makes a child tire of a toy as soon as it becomes familiar and demand a new one in its place.
Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
Ideologies, however appealing, cannot shape the whole structure of perceptions and conduct unless they are embedded in daily experiences that confirm them.
The effect of the mass media is not to elicit belief but to maintain the apparatus of addiction.
Most women are pragmatists who have allowed extremists on the left and right to manipulate the family issue for their own purposes.
News represents another form of advertising, not liberal propaganda.
Neoclassical economics insists that advertising cannot force consumers to buy anything they don't already want to buy.
It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media.
The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption, is addiction.
We are all revolutionaries now, addicts of change.