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An artificial appropriation of different styles from different eras, the hipster represents the end of Western civilization – a culture lost in the superficiality of its past and unable to create any new meaning. Not only is it unsustainable, it is suicidal. While previous youth movements have challenged the dysfunction and decadence of their elders, today we have the “hipster” – a youth subculture that mirrors the doomed shallowness of mainstream society.

Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters

Author: Sam Harrelson

I'm the head of Harrelson Agency, a podcaster at Thinking.FM, author of a book on Assyrian reliefs, passionate about Dura Europos, and an observer of the tech industry. I've been blogging here since 2006. sam@samharrelson.com