Thursday, June 16

Who Killed Culture?

"Culture is good for your character, and a respectable person should spend time absorbing the best that has been thought and said. The middlebrow impulse in America dates at least to Ralph Waldo Emerson and the belief that how one spends one's leisure time is intensely important. Time spent with consequential art uplifts character, and time spent with dross debases it."
NYT Op-Ed page in praise of "middlebrow culture"...
Does his arguement fit in with contemporary Torah u-Madda debates?

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