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Twenty years ago, things were better, I agree.

Posted to Poetry and Politics

Overall, I think the sense of "entitlement" which seemed to ooze in during the mid-to-late eighties, concomitantly with a few other nasties, like the slow erosion and eventual neglect, turning into resentment, of the Western canon all made things worse.

The self-esteem movement along with "cultural diversity" and other slithery, Gollum-like educational fauna finished the job.

I tried to feel compassion for those who were really trying, but in the end, the ninety-eight percent who weren't got to me.