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Or a clash of cultures. It is a clash of savagery and banality against culture.

Read this AP bit on the whining and the West-bashing. Then, determine for yourselves which is the less-enlightened age.

In matters of enlightenment and decline, Benedict Beckeld, Ph. D., offers actual insight into the decline of music:

I’m not quite sure about the impossibility of music ever again rising, but he’s certainly right about the triumph of the classical over the modern (and everything else heretofore).

Happy New Year’s Eve! I sense the end of 2018 posting is nigh (should be a 2018 review a little later). Cheers.