The Situationist has an interesting report on how two feel-good movies, Rocky Balboa and The Pursuit of Happyness, are selling the American Dream, or promoting the idea of individual will and choice over our social environment. Specifically in this case, the website argues that central to both movies is the idea that:-

Laws, we’ve been told, particularly since Ronald Reagan occupied the Oval Office, should facilitate choice “ placing the individual in charge, making the consumer sovereign, and letting power and responsibility fall to the person, while minimizing the role of the collectivist, paternalistic, and intermeddling regulator or social program.” Continue reading ‘the path to greatness may not be so “Rocky”’

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