>CB: Seems like cultural anthropology's concept of culture has taken over
>as the/a predominant paradigm for social analysis. "Culture" is such a
>squishy , maleable concept. What causes a culture to collapse ? Satan ?
>Also, isn't it a sort of hopeful sign , a light at the end of the
>rightwing tunnel we are in , that rightwingers _think_ things are going
>bad for them ?
no because i think that the heart of a right wing philosophy is the idea that things have *always* gone bad for them. they've beent rying to stave off social and economic change and that was the heart of conservative politics during the rise of modern political ideologies.