I love this from Terry Teachout. Makes me sad and glad at the same time: Sad to nod my head in agreement; glad someone as smart as he wrote it. So: if you've a mind, go read, ponder, etc.
Website of Maureen Ogle, author and historian. Books include Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer, In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America, and Key West: History of An Island of Dreams.