A history of alienation: in the 50s all the cool kids were alienated, what happened?
In the 1950s everybody cool was a little alienated. It was a fundamental part of modern life. What changed? Martin Jay, writing in Aeon magazine, traces the history of the theory of alienation, and how it went from being a key-anti-capitalist critique to an apt descriptor of the reactionary right.
From Aeon magazine