Sandra K. Soto argues that neoliberalism has resulted into citizenship being deadened and privatized. Soto explains her argument in two different ways. First, Soto concurs with the writings made by Lauren Berlant in her book ???The Queen of America Goes to Washington City.??? In the book, Berlant explains that the national symbols like patriotic monuments have displaced live citizenship. Secondly, Soto explains that private behaviors like being heterosexual have also contributed greatly to the displacement of live citizenship. This refers to the act of active engagement in the political processes with some uncertain outcomes. People are increasingly engaging in politics and put less focus on national development issues