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Written by: Diana West
Thursday, May 01, 2008 5:07 AM 

From the e-mailbag:

Diana,
 
I read your book cover-to-cover. It is a remarkable depiction of the accelerating downward spiral of this "so-called" culture
 
I would like to call to your attention a new Cadillac television commercial...it is running frequently...
 
ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?
 
The opening line, by a "Mr. Country Club type"...
 
"LIFE IS HIGH SCHOOL WITH MONEY"

Well, there you have it....

Well, there I have it and my reader has it, but since seeing is believing, or so they say, here is the ad my reader wrote in about, which sells the Cadillac as a hyper-punky cruiser for cool-worshipping post (high school) graduates--i.e., the perpetual adolescent I write about, not just personified, but enshrined and slickified by Madison Avenue.

Twinned with the 1959 Cadillac vision (above), it kind of makes a nice endpoint for the death of the grown-up, no? 

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