I. As the political order is
enlarged and centralized it becomes less political and more bureaucratic,
less the locale of a struggle than an object to be managed.
II. The old middle-classes--once an independent source of democratic strength--are transformed into a set of white-collar men who duly make their declarations of dependence.
III. Mass communications do not link and feed discussion circles; they convert them into mere media markets. They do not truly communicate; they trivialize and they distract.
IV. Communities decline; the metropolitan segregation of men and women into narrow routines and milieus causes them to lose any sense of integrity as a public that might have structural relevance for the history of their society.
V. Voluntary associations, open to individuals and small groups and connecting them with centres of power, no longer are dominant features of the social structure of the United States" (The Causes of World War III, 1958, pp. 39-40).