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America's Cultural Breakdown

America appears to be on the road to cultural extinction, the eradication by public consent of culture of any true and profound value, that is. And if not total extinction, which is probably highly unlikely because of the sheer mass of popular entertainment material it produces, then surely it is in a steep decline and will undergo a profound diminshment. When a popular flm critic died recently, the media exploded with eulogies. A day later a former poet laureate passed away and there was hardly a ripple in the news. When a man who writes about movies is deemed more worthy of media attention than a prominent poet then you know the mainstream culture is becoming more and more diluted and diverted into the shallows. Where are the deep currents of American culture that once flowed from the rich sources of the ancient past? Fading fast, I’m afraid.