Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Milkmaid Wurzled My Mangels

She did, honestly. Might have been drunk when it happened, and by god, I didn't even know we had a cow, but I'll swear it happened!

Anyway, the question is, are the "Fine Arts" in trouble with the stupidest generation (the one currently "graduating" with worthless college "degrees")?

A study just published in the journal Poetics suggests art forms such as literature and classical music “are becoming increasingly more irrelevant for most students’ cultural lives.” This points to “an increasingly precarious position for traditional highbrow culture,” according to a trio of researchers led by the University of Bergen’s Jostein Gripsrud.

I’m afraid that this is nonsense, nonsense that has been repeated since Aristotle’s grandfather first pointed out that society was going to the dogs.

The common culture has always been, well, common. An 18 th century Englishman did not wander around singing Handel arias, despite the great man being in the country and writing them at the time.-Decline in the Fine Arts or the Sieve of History?

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