The Addicted Society
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In today's society drugs, both legal and illegal, kill nearly 7 million people every year. Ours is a society of pleasure, which we pursue by any means and this makes for a complex life, obsessed with buying, using and discarding objects as well as relationships. All traditional recipes for happiness seem to have gone out of date.
Alcoholic products and ads, as well as the traffic in illegal drugs, brazenly target the young in order to increase their profits. Our children have become expendable: they are sacrificed to the all-devouring new Moloch, the mass market.
The Addicted Society follows Leonardo Benvenuti, a sociologist and the founder of “sociotherapy”, who goes from class-rooms to informal get-togethers at social centres all over Italy tries to help people make sense of their troubles and find novel secular ethics based on both reason and heart.
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