'The Affluent Society:' Postwar analysts worried about the social alienation and conformity of suburban living
Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, recently described by Bill Clinton as 'deeply alienated and disconnected'
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who on Christmas 2009 tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner with plastic explosives in his underwear
G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831), who first put forth the concept of alienation as a formal philosophical proposition
Karl Marx (1818-1883), who applied the term 'alienation' to the separation of the worker from the work process in the development of capitalism
A movie poster from the emblematic youth film of the early postwar period, James Dean's Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Two women sending text messages on their cell phones in a coffee shop at the California State University, Fullerton.