Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Rock & the Right redux

"To argue against rock and roll is now as quaintly irrelevant as arguing for the divine right of kings."

So writes Mark Steyn in the right-of-center New Criterion. He is commenting--interestingly--on conservatives' views on rock 'n roll. He looks back on Allan Bloom (the late Closing of the American Mind guy) who hated rock.

Steyn: "The 'Music' chapter is the most difficult one for young fans of The Closing Of The American Mind — because it’s the point at which you realize just how much Allan Bloom means it" when he said he loathed popular music.

But royalism as merely "quaint." It's a cute analogy but think about it long enough and it starts to seem more than a little disturbing.

Here's the whole article.