Complaining About The State Of The Arts? It’s Not New

This sense that “the best days are behind us” is particularly seductive to my generation, a cohort steeped in the twin ideals of authenticity and early-adopterism. But the idea that nothing is of real cultural import after it has been discovered by the masses is not just bogus – it’s unoriginal.

Source: The Globe & Mail (Canada) 07/09/11