- Mar 22, 2006
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I was reading a 1959 issue of Horizon magazine--which for those who don't know was an influential American cultural magazine from the midcentury--and one of the articles concerned "nonconformism" or rather, as ironically titled, "The Dangers of Nonconformism".
In it, the author discusses how "the nonconformist" loathes and reviles at instant coffee, but has no qualms about drinking an espresso and other similar things.
In fact, the article may be half a century old, but the list of verboten articles seems hardly dated: conservative politics, processed foodstuffs, pop music, mainstream clothing and culture, etc.
Therein, the contemporary vitriol reserved for young hipster-things seems particularly insipid and ignorant.
So "an influential American cultural magazine from the midcentury" makes many of the same observations about "the nonconformist" that are made today. Why does this make the current observations "insipid and ignorant" instead of just consistent?