Vance Packard

Newt’s Not-So-Weird Gurus
October 09, 1995

John Judis on the revival of Alvin and Heidi Toffler.

Diversity is Not Dead
April 03, 1961

Educated Americans are eager customers for national self-analysis, especially for studies which compare the present unfavorably to the past. They Hock to writers like Vance Packard, who see America in the throes of a decline in individualism, thrift, culture and other long-prized virtues. One of the favorite topics of the decline-and-fall school of social analysis is the homogenization of American life.