TITLE

In defence of elitism

AUTHOR(S)
Steiner, George
PUB. DATE
September 1997
SOURCE
New Statesman;
SOURCE TYPE
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the relationship between socio-economic milieu and elitism. Impact of improvements in socio-economic order on intellectual and artistic performance; Identification of creativity in an optimal social-political regime; Enforcement of high culture in despotic regimes.
ACCESSION #
9709263533

 

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