Dang hippies.

Longish review of the 20th century’s cultural literary decay at the hands of elitist snobs.

Fred Siegel: How Highbrows Killed Culture [Emphasis added]

In the course of the 1920s, first Portugal, then Spain, Italy, Greece, Japan, Poland, and Czechoslovakia, followed by Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, and a host of Latin American countries had turned to dictatorship. Fascism was in the saddle in Italy and the Nazis were threatening to seize power in Germany as both The Revolt of the Masses and Brave New World were being composed—yet both Ortega and Huxley saw American culture as the greatest threat to the future.

“Blame America First” early adopters.

Huxley, writing in a 1927 issue of Harper’s, called for an aristocracy of intellect, and in a slim volume entitled Proper Studies, published the same year, he called for culling the masses through negative eugenics.

“Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions.” T.S. Eliot

And on it goes.

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