Some good news for a change – work is about to begin on a new, revised edition of Tradition of the Mother with typos fixed and assorted other corrections. Hopefully this won’t take too long to fix, and the book will be back in stock again soon.
Cultural Philistines and 100 Years of the T-Shirt
Cultural Philistinism for those unaware of the term means the following:
“In the fields of philosophy and aesthetics, the term philistinism describes the social attitude of anti-intellectualism that undervalues and despises art, beauty, spirituality, and intellect; “the manners, habits, and character, or mode of thinking of a philistine”. A philistine person is the man or woman who is smugly narrow of mind and of conventional morality whose materialistic views and tastes indicate a lack of and indifference to cultural and aesthetic values.”
The root of decay in the West is an inner one born of obsession with the banal and a devaluation of anything which holds real cultural worth.
You can read the article by Frank Diez glorifying t-shirts as the apex of western culture, and Bill’s letter to Frank below: