How the Media Create the Culture

Cultural messages surround us in ways that would be hardly imaginable in the days of our grandparents. Recently, I received a discount offer to subscribe to the Family Circle magazine. Over twenty-five years ago, I would regularly purchase this magazine and would learn about recipes and, more importantly, health issues written in a down-to-earth manner. These articles proved helpful in a number of medical situations with friends and family. But while some things remain the same, clearly other perspectives have taken center stage. Theodore Dalrymple has written Our Culture, or What's Left of It. As an onlooker of the world around me, I make the following observations. In the February 2017 issue of Family Circle, the advertisement right after opening the cover of the magazine shows two interracial men resting together on a couch. One sports a tattoo on his arm and they are in a home setting with the words "All homes are created equal." The advertisement comes from...(Read Full Article)