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Du Pont Dynasty: Behind the Nylon Curtain by Mark Crispin Miller, Gerard Colby Zilg

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A DYNASTY OF DOUBTS

1. THE CULTURAL CONSPIRACY

The power of the Du Ponts is so extensive that it permeates most aspects of our daily lives.

If we buy high-test gasoline for our cars, we are helping to strengthen the Du Pont empire. If our shirts are made of Dacron, or our frying pans of Teflon, we enrich the Du Ponts. If our car is made by General Motors, or its tires by Uniroyal, we enrich the Du Ponts. If we fly on a Boeing jetliner, buy Conoco or Crown gasoline, drink a Coke, eat a Chiquita banana, or sprinkle Domino sugar over our cereal, we have enriched the Du Ponts. Our ties may well be made of Du Pont rayon and colored with Du Pont dyes. Our cars may be upholstered with Du Pont artificial leather and finished with Du Pont lacquers. ...

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