Saturday, May 13, 2017

Popular is bad

"This gentleman was no other than Mr. Peter Mac Grawler, the editor of a magnificent periodical, entitled the Asinaeum, which was written to prove that whatever is popular is necessarily bad - a valuable and recondite truth." (from Paul Clifford, by Lord Lytton)

Although there is some truth in the basic premise here stated, it is not universally true. In it lies the basis of unfounded snobbery.

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