Quote by Christopher Lasch
A society that has made nostalgia a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.
This quote suggests that a society that portrays nostalgia as something marketable and desirable is quick to reject the notion that life in the past was better than the present. By turning nostalgia into a commodity, the society emphasizes the idea that life today holds value and improvement over the past. It implies that the society highlights the advancements and progress made in the modern era while downplaying any romanticized or idealized notions about the past.
Human beings want to be free and however long they may agree to stay locked up, to stay oppressed, there will come a time when they say 'That's it.' Suddenly they find themselves doing something that they never would have thought they would be doing, simply because of the human instinct that makes them turn their face towards freedom.