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- History tells us that decadent cultures which have lost the will to fight do not survive.
- Those values have more or less passed away, during this decadent cultural period in which we have lived.
- These people - philosophers like Nietzsche - fantasised that violence would purify our culture of decadent and degenerate forces.
- The films featuring Marlene Dietrich add the paradox of the dazzling yet androgynous female who is simultaneously moral and amoral, eminently proper yet irredeemably decadent.
- Implicit in the myth is the judgment of a decadent present in need of regenerative cultural renewal.
- But this is a play about temptation, about the superficial and decadent obsessions of 1940s British theatre culture.
- Watching satellite television has been illegal as it is seen as the conveyor of decadent western culture.
- They banned it because of the novel's sexual description and its characters' decadent lifestyles.
- His work of this time conveyed disgust at the horrors of war and the depravities of a decadent society with unerring psychological insight and devastating emotional effect.
- More conventionally, Squire Hamilton represents a type common in Hammer horrors of the period: the depraved, decadent aristocrat.
- Perhaps the most chilling aspect of this period is that the authorities tried to persuade him to change his outlook, to abandon what they viewed as a decadent lifestyle, and to write a book or books celebrating the Revolution.
- It was the most decadent time in German history, but also the most controlling and brutal time.
- Dietrich's career was formed by the decadent film and theatre scene of pre-war Berlin, but she became famous after moving to the United States, gaining US citizenship in 1937.
- Boogie Nights 2 is essentially a rollercoaster ride through the decadent decade that taste forgot, with references to shell suits, Live Aid and Mrs Thatcher, all soundtracked by hits from Wham!
- Marilyn Manson, a shock rocker hated by conservatives for his decadent excesses, was rewarded for his sins by having the number one selling album in America during its first week of release.
- I neglected my friends, started listening to her music, dressing the way she wanted me to dress; essentially losing myself in her vacant, decadent lifestyle.
- Thirty years ago Aron worried about a kind of hedonistic self-indulgence characteristic of decadent societies.
- He freely indulges in the decadent lifestyle around him, and dabbles in any drug his friends put in front of him.
- Restraint in dress represented a reaction to the excesses of a corrupt monarchy and decadent regime.
- The doom of what they see as the decadent West is, they say, inevitable.