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The Richest Cultural Moment in History – “Cultural Amnesia” – Clive James

September 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Art, Civilisation, Criticism, Culture, ICT, Music, Poetry

It would be a desirable and enviable existence just to earn a decent wage at a worthwhile job and spend all one’s leisure hours improving one’s aesthetic appreciation. There is so much to appreciate, and it is all available for peanuts. One can plausibly aspire to seeing, hearing and reading everything that matters. The times are not long gone when nobody could aspire to that.

I think this is a really important thing to remember. We might look back on previous times as somehow more culturally rich, but I wouldn’t choose to live in any time but now.

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