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Saturday, September 10, 2005

The significance (not) of Paris Hilton

In the end, Hilton's popularity may be a sign of the times. "We're in the most aggressively anti-intellectual, anti-literate, anti-middle-class discourse," (Naomi) Wolf says. "The American population is being literally hypnotized by affluence and hypnotized by consumer goods. She's like Muzak: "It's all right. What's the big deal? Doesn't matter if people are killing people in your name. Just go to the mall."

--Vanity Fair, October 2005 issue