"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).