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"This is the reason for this journey into hyperreality, in search of instances where the American imagination demands the real thing and, to attain it, must fabricate the absolute fake' where the boundaries between game and illusion are blurred, the art museum is contaminated by the freak show, and falsehood is enjoyed in a situation of "fullness," of horror vacui."
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"What is falsified is our will to buy, which we take as real, and in this sense Disneyland is really the quintessence of consumer ideology."
p. 43

"An allegory of the consumer society, a place of absolute iconism, Disneyland is also a place of total passivity. Its visitors must agree to behave like its robots."
p. 48

"Thus looking at the Middle Ages means looking at our infancy, in the same way that a doctor, to understand our present state of health asks us about our childhood, or in...

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