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  1. Jun 2024
    1. To extend thisa bit using a term not present in Barzun’s review, the lesson was thateven if by superior reading skills “culture” became attainable by all,uniform conclusions by enlightened readers would not necessarilyresult.35 A democratic culture did not mean homogeneity necessarily,nor conformity.

      How does culture tie us all together? Does shared culture necessarily mean a regression to some mean?

      Compare this with the cultural pressure of religious identity in America which does seem to press toward a particular way of thinking, living, and being.