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A Theory of Culture Wars, Briefly

October 24, 2017

A theory of cultural strife and culture wars: they are about broken social contracts related to acceptable forms of *ignorance*. In Michael Smithson’s terms, we allowed violations in our heretofore agreed upon “social Ignorance arrangement[s].” Something changes that forces everyone to try and know something different, and the pain of learning reverberates and aggregates.

What do you think? – TL

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