June 12, 2005 Sunday 3PM CT
The most significant conquest of the twentieth century may well have been the triumph of American consumer society over Europe. So says Jean Feraca's guest on Here on Earth, who traces the advance of New World salesmanship, statecraft, and standardized goods against Old World status, craft, and good taste. It all adds to "McEurope."
- Victoria de Grazia, history professor at Columbia University, author of "Irrestible Empire: America's Advance Through Twentieth-Century Europe"
- Myra Marx Ferree, sociology professor at UW-Madison, director of Center for German and European Studies
Soundbites and Music Used in the Program
- Sinema - "suAve: hAndle with cAre" - Independent release - Available for download at www.music.download.com
- Connie Francis - "Invierno Triste Azul (Blue Winter)" - From the album De Coleccion: Connie Francis - Polygram Records
- Unda 4 - "Surpresa" - Independent release - Available for download at www.music.download.com
- "Dallas" (French Television Theme) - Not commercially available
- Kraftwerk - "Autobahn" - From the album The Mix - Elektra Records