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In decades past, the children of the fifties would reminisce upon their adolescent lives, indulging in nostalgic dreams of their cultural cradle in movies and television shows like “American Graffiti” or “Happy Days”. You hear this sort of thing in grocery stores as the music of two decades ago is played to the adults of today shopping to feed the children of this decade. We are unwittingly conditioned by the culture of our times, which tends to raise us accidentally, which leads us to think of it, by feelings of nostalgia, as harmlessly. Classical education should be highly critical of popular culture. This is contrary to the thought “what was good for me will be good for my kids,” when we have not examined what we mean by “good.”

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