Saturday, November 21, 2009
He Said It, Not Me
John Adams said it, and with it he might have dropped both Little Boy and Fat Man into modern discourse, and nobody can take it back now. He says that our nation's anti-intellectual hostility to high culture, and with that the glorification pop culture, is 'puritanical' and redolent of 'religious zealots.' After decades of being grouped as a repressed and uptight stuffed shirt for liking classical music and all the accompanying high culture, it really is nice to occasionally have a spokesman capable of showing that we arty-farty types make life more interesting, more enjoyable, and more downright fun than you'd ever find it without us.