"Gabler's argument here is an interesting, even an arresting one. He says that entertainment, the subject of his previous two books (and of his next one, a biography of Walt Disney), has become increasingly important, and not just because it is a big industry and a leading exporter; its logic and rhythm have become the controlling ones in American life. 'Karl Marx and Joseph Schumpeter both seem to have been wrong,' Gabler writes. 'It is not any ism but entertainment that is arguably the most pervasive, powerful and inelectable force of our time--a force so overwhelming that is has finally metastasized into life.'"Gabler, Neal is the author of 'Life the Movie How Entertainment Conquered Reality', published 2000 under ISBN 9780375706530 and ISBN 0375706534.