Bread and Circuses: Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay  

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Bread and Circuses: Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay (1983) is a book by Patrick Brantlinger.

In Bread and Circuses, Patrick Brantlinger analyzes the idea of "bread and circuses" as a narcotic for the masses throughout history. Brantlinger defines as "negative classicism" the idea that Rome was decadent and that our society is sliding downhill to a Roman-style decadence.

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