He began his respected career in the mid 1980s, creating gritty urban landscapes that commented on the decay and decadence of modern life.
The Roman Empire collapsed because of decadence ; they got too comfortable.
Marriage was a key issue in the last election, with Massachusetts' gay marriages becoming a symbol of alleged blue state decadence and moral decay.
Modern decadence and moral ambiguity are brought to the fore, with peerless acting by Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
he denounced Western decadence
This has been a long-term process of decadence , of culture and of economy.
I'd start with The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler, a book that was prophetic in identifying imperialism with cultural decadence and barbarism.
There can be little doubt that we, too, live in a time of cultural and moral decadence .
England was on her knees, so weakened and in such a state of decadence and decay that any moral resistance would have been virtually impossible.
For instance, some observers see the availability of pornographic material on the Internet as partly responsible for many societies' moral decadence .