today is the MBA. I have a friend who consistently looks at CVs and
puts those with Harvard or Stanford MBAs into one pile and all the
others in another. When he has done that, he takes the Harvard/Stanford
pile and throws it in the rubbish bin.
Reply from Andrew Towne, Followed by a Debate with Christopher
Good article. Thanks for sending it. I would even go farther and say
that the universities have made "serious" books, art and music irrelevant.
The only surviving art forms are those with commercial appeal (more
or less) -- that means movies and popular music.
It is fortunate that all art forms are incorporated into
-- an assurance that art will live on a while longer.
Granted, most movies and pop songs are not good.
But that is nothing new. For every classic work from the past that
survives into the present, there are probably a hundred works that
didn't survive mainly because they weren't very good.
Dear Andrew, Glad you liked the article.
I must read too much history: it makes me optimistic. History has
already tried its worst against serious art~from the Dark Ages to
the Iconoclasts, from the Reformation to