Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Worldly wise …

… The Intellectual of The Masses | Standpoint. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… [Carey] describes in detail his non-bookish activities — beekeeping, gardening, eating. He sticks up for "ordinary life" against its enemies, as he has before. The Intellectuals and the Masses suggested that if you wanted to find the very model of a modernist-era intellectual — with his rigorously highbrow tastes, his contempt for materialistic values, his quasi-religious veneration of the artist, his fear of mass culture — you could scarcely do better than Adolf Hitler. 


  1. The rigorously highbrow tastes that favored (national) socialist realism in painting, and the fear of mass culture that led to the Nuremberg rallies?

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