And as ever, when somebody concentrates us on exactly what that century was, it leads us to consider how this century isn't. This, our C21st century (it's clear to me, beginning with 9/11) is a century dedicated, in inevitable reaction, to insurance in all it's forms. This, plus our dedication to consensus, leads us to an endless diet of 'Go Compare' adverts on tv, and nothing to read except various forms of agony in the popular newspapers, and entertainments; 'Cash in the Attic', 'Bargain Hunt' and 'Antiques Roadshow'; alongside anything to do with transforming your life out of one hell in to another via some sort of celebrity that by definition 'Means so much'. The marxists despised the family, now we are dependent on them for the inheritance, and who and where, is anybody 'interrogating the real'?
Theory may fuck you up, but it is useful.