On Excellence & the Clash of Cultures

“Let choirs sing well or not at all. Otherwise we merely confirm the majority in their conviction that the world of business, which does with such efficiency so much that never really needed doing, is the real, the adult, and the practical world; and that this culture and religion (horrid words both) are essentially marginal, amateurish, and rather effeminate activities.”

C.S. Lewis, excerpted from The World’s Last Night: And Other Essays