Walter Benjamin on Urban Outfitters

by wechslerh66

“Youth culture is presently attempting a hopeless compromise. It empties youthful enthusiasm by means of idealistic self‑reflection so that, imperceptibly, the formal ideologies of…idealism can be replenished with bourgeois class contents. The proletariat cannot pass its class interests onto the young generation through the unfair means of an ideology which is geared to suppress the child’s suggestibility.”

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