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Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 01:16 am
(Don't want to live in a) hub and spoke world

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(Anonymous)
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)

In Sweden, we had a huge debate this fall about the death of high culture. It featured a lot tired old farts (of all ages) outraged about how most young people prefer black American music to long dead european males who's had a stick up their arses since Jazz was invented, but the debate it cuminated in the idea that Sweden should have some sort of official national canon.

Now, this reminds me a lot of your idea of politically fostered cultural protection, and makes me quite wary. The whole idea of a bunch of government-appointed besserwissers deciding what is Good Culture or Pertinent to our Local Clique Culture unlike the lowly riffraff regular people enjoy is deeply troubling in my mind.

And furthermore, can you really keep calling it culture if no one cares about it anymore? Wouldn't it be better off in a museum?


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(Anonymous)
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 06:50 am (UTC)
no comprendo

Abba say what? Annika huh? Cardigans who?


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