Vance Packard Lecture, Concert Lecture Series, 1964
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Author Vance Packard delivered this public lecture, “What’s Happening to the American Character?” in Pease Auditorium as part of the Eastern Michigan University Concert Lecture Series. Author of several bestselling novels, Packard’s social criticism led him to be published in many well-known American periodicals. In this lecture, Packard discusses the impact on everyday behavior of such pressures as the deliberate encouragement of hedonism, the exploitation of the “youth market,” and the promotion of living on credit, and the preoccupation of status.
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