Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Eternal Vulgarities

“Sentimentalize everything, with cynicism just beneath. In place of the full life, or the good life, or the hard life of experience, fill the mind with a phantasmagoria where easy wealth, sordid luxury, scandal, degeneracy and drunken folly swirl … in an intoxicating vulgarity.” 
Tell me, was this critic describing the yellow tabloid newspapers of the early 20th century or the cable news shows of the early 21st century?

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