Tiedemann, H. Frank
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Half of America is under twenty-five and was born after television. So I began with the simple notion that political television commercials could affect the outcome of an election. But what really got me interested was knowing that 25 million new voters aged 17-23 will be eligible to participate in the national election of 1972. This emerging pre-figurative generation is conditioned by the impressionistic, factual, and sub-rationa1 nature of television. Their knowledge of each other and of their world is consequently non-linear, impressionistic, and tribal. They are all the closer and more aware of their identity because it isn't communicated or limited by words. My own concern is that the political myths which pervade our lives may eventually dominate us. For what we can not understand, we can not control. In this way, unrea1ity is the true source of powerlessness. So my purpose is to reveal an impressionistic model of the American contemporary political process.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.