Exnihiloest wrote:On the other hand, the real danger that F Roddier emphasizes is the standardization of the world. The fact that they are essentially based on the American model is secondary, I think that the model would be the same regardless of the country as it is capable of presenting attractive innovations.
Yes it's secondary, but the United States
combine several factors guaranteeing their hegemonies:
1) A strong economy (not to say violent, pleonasm!) Based on industrial and military power.
2) A freedom of entrepreneurship through a liberal economy, especially through significant means made available in maintaining the elements of the first point.
3) An ethnic mix fostering cultural acceptance across different community groups around the world (something much harder for China).
4) A film industry favoring "memetic spreading".
As the most dissipative model in energy, the USA wins despite their youth (in the eyes of the old world I hear) as a powerful attractors.
Once the machine is launched the other nations have no other possibility than to follow or stay on the low side ... then we must run faster and faster to stay in place (effect of the Red Queen
Cultural standardization is determined by the increase of energy flows across societies, favoring the phenomenon of coalescence
Otherwise it is the fragmentation
this one favors the return to a national culture.
The current world situation seems to indicate that we are moving towards the return to the nation states, this is confirmed by the "Brexit"
, euroscepticism rising, the rise of populism embodied by the elections of Donald Trump
de Victor Orban
or Jair Bolsonaro
"Genius sometimes consists of knowing when to stop" Charles De Gaulle.