chapter  28
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Endprop: The Road Ahead

The foremost question is whether forces in the popular culture impel it toward the oldprop or the new. The diversity in the popular culture makes it certain that it is not headed in a single direction, either all oldprop or all new. What is more, the boundaries of the popular culture are being pushed outward rather than receding inward, a promise of change rather than stasis. We can be certain that the synergies that the popular culture reflects, and the energies that it brings, will contribute to a growing consciousness of total propaganda.