According to W.A. Pannapacker
hardly anyone feels guilty about being entertained all the time
What has been lost, according to Jacoby, is a culture of intellectual effort. We are increasingly ignorant, but we do not know enough to be properly ashamed. […] The rejection of the Great Books signifies a declining belief in the value of anything without a direct practical application, combined with the triumph of a passive entertainment
An average American watches 5 hours of TV per day.
I’m not a “consumer”, and I refuse to be entertained.