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vi vii

      Excerpt from “New World Coming,”
words and music by Barry Mann and
Cynthia Weil. Copyright © 1970 by
Screen Gems-Columbia Music, Inc.,
711 Fifth Avenue, New York 10022
and used with their permission.
All rights reserved.

      Excerpt from “Speech to a Crowd,”
by Archibald MacLeish. From his
Public Speech. Copyright
1936 © 1964 by Archibald MacLeish.
Reprinted by permission of Holt,
Rinehart & Winston, Inc.

      Excerpt from “Nickel Song,” by
Melanie Safka. Copyright © 1970 by
Kama Rippa Music, Inc. and Amelanie
Music. All rights reserved. Used
by permission of Kama Rippa Music,
Inc.

      Excerpt from “The World Needs a
Melody,” words and music by Red Lane,
Larry Henley and Johnny Slate.
Copyright © 1971 by Tree Publishing
Co., Inc. Reprinted by permission
of the publishers.

      Excerpt from “Spanish Pipe Dream,”
by John Prine. Copyright © 1971 by
Cotillion Music, Inc. and Sour Grapes
Music, Inc. Reprinted by permission
of Cotillion Music, Inc.

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Library of Congress Cataloging
in Publication Data
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Johnson, Nicholas, 1934–
      Test pattern for living.

Bibliography: p. 146.
1. Mass media–Social aspects–
United States.
2. United States–Social conditions–
1960- I. Title.

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Contents

Foreword,
by Mason Williams viii

Introduction xv

Mass Communication and
Mass Disintegration 3

The Corporate State 17

The Television Business 33

Caution! Television Watching May Be
Hazardous to Your Mental Health 41

Life as an Alternative I 55

Life as an Alternative II 79

Antidote to Automobiles 111

Working in a Corporate State 119

Voting in a Corporate State 133

Conclusion 144

Bibliography 146

Acknowledgments; Credits; Sources 150

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