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I turned the article under your 'law professor' link into a LQD diary on 'legitimated scams'. I hope you don't mind. Do you know in what work Riesman developed the concept?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Mar 10th, 2014 at 02:40:49 PM EST
I can only guess. Maybe it's his book The Lonely Crowd about the conformity of the American character. The gist of it seems to be: without a traditional implanted or natural inner direction, the individual that is freed from such sources of rigidity (e.g. middle class) defines itself by its relations to others. The outside direction acquired by social forces restricts the 'free' individual even more than the former inner direction.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Mon Mar 10th, 2014 at 04:48:55 PM EST
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