After watching the documentary 'The Ad & the Ego," evaluate this statement by Clare Booth Luce, American author and diplomat:© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 10:04 pm ad1c9bdddf
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Ad and Ego
After watching the documentary 'The Ad & the Ego," evaluate this statement by Clare Booth Luce, American author and diplomat:
"Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest of the 20th century than any other single factor."
This is a good commentary on 20th century society. Advertising has had a significant aspect on society. Advertising does make people feel like they have little in comparison to others. Advertising has the tendency to make people unsatisfied with what they have and desire to have what other people have.
However the claim by Clare Booth Luce is a little too big of a claim to take seriously. Revolutions and the struggle over Communism has had a much bigger cause of social unrest than advertising. The Russian Revolution, the revolutions in China, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and the smaller countries of Latin America had a much bigger impact on social unrest. Additionally the fight for civil rights and democracy in developed countries also had a huge impact on social unrest. Therefore although advertising has made a large impact on social unrest it is not the biggest contributing factor.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 10:04 pm ad1c9bdddf>