„As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America. has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves.“
— Daniel J. Boorstin American historian 1914 - 2004
Fonte: The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America (1961), p. 257.