"Still, it must be recognized that this is not the idea of democracy (based upon the old middle classes) we have known; that there is a struggle over men's minds even if there is no struggle in them; that our bureaucratized society has its own contradictions and crises, in which the payoffs that have kept the United States going ahead my become much harder to organize and deliver" (White Collar: The American Middle Classes, 1951, p. 351).