Thursday, 5 January 2012

The Need For Critique

Without critics the enterprise falls apart. Everyone offering his art on the free market knows that. Wherever the guild of reviewers is rationalized away, the PR agencies of the entertainment corporations take over. The outcome of that has been apparent for some time and can be seen in regional newspapers as well as on private radio stations and the TV establishment: a hollow imitation of culture, impertinently tarted up with the unrevised press release jargon.
Thomas Quasthoff, The Voice (Pantheon, 2008)

1 comment:

Doundou Tchil said...

Hoho ! Given TQ's agendas, what was his context? Grin !