‘Cen­tral theme’

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“Shock­ing the morals of the Amer­i­can pub­lic — ‘push­ing the en­ve­lope’ — is a cen­tral theme of con­tem­po­rary en­ter­tain­ment, al­though the pub­lic has be­come so de­sen­si­tized that this is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult to do. [. . .] Madonna made head­lines [. . .] for her [. . .] kiss with Brit­ney Spears on the MTV Video Mu­sic Awards show. [. . .]

“Brit­ney Spears’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in ‘the Kiss’ was sig­nif­i­cant be­cause of Spears’s sta­tus as a pop icon for very young girls. Her au­di­ence reaches down to girls as young as 8. Yet par­ents who bother to lis­ten to the words in her songs are of­ten star­tled by their con­tent.”

Di­nesh D’Sousa, from his new book, “The En­emy at Home: The Cul­tural Left and Its Re­spon­si­bil­ity for 9/11”

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