The World In Our Image?
A Survey of Papers from a Conference on Popular Culture
When Euro Disnevland ovened near Paris this year, many French intellectuals were far from pleased. One writer, Jean Cau, sounding a little like Donald Duck at his angriest, called the theme park "a horror made of cardboard, plas- tic and appalling colors, a construction of hard- ened chewing gum and idiotic folklore taken straight out of comic books written for obese Americans." And novelist Jean-Marie Rouart grimly warned, &...