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It’s not about the snobbery, it’s all about reality: At last, I finally understand hatred of “middlebrow”

I remember reading Dwight Macdonald and others slamming “middlebrows” and thinking, what’s the point? The classic argument from the 1940s onward was to say that true art (James Joyce etc) was ok, and true mass culture (Mickey Mouse and detective stories) were cool, but anything in the middle (John Marquand, say) was middlebrow and deserved […] The post It’s not about the snobbery, it’s all about reality: At last, I finally understand hatred of “middlebrow” appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
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