The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. - Wm. Blake

Thursday, January 14, 2010


In some crucial way, then, Playboy gave what was previously considered pornography a kind of dignity. It was a deeply limiting, dingbat dignity, to be sure, but to allow the mid-century American woman any identity beyond that of mother, virgin, or whore increased her available social options by 25 percent.
Or, you know, 33%.


From an otherwise decent review of a new book about Playboy and its role in America's postwar cultural shifts.


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