"Looking at our culture through this set of glasses explains why we are so successful around the world selling trappings of adolescence: Coca-Cola, Nike shoes, fast food, blue jeans, and loud, violent movies. America has never produced a world-class classical composer,but has successfully exported rock, hip-hop, and R&B - the music of adolescence - to every corner of the globe. American basketball players who can hardly read make exponentially more money than American scientists do. We are endlessly fascinated with celebrities and all the adolescent mistakes they make." -- Clotaire Rappaile, "The Culture Code"