Dismissing our culture is wrong

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I was shocked to read a recent letter about funding for minority arts.

Yes, there is an argument about the public funding of minority arts like opera, but to say that children should not be encouraged to enjoy classical music, just because they feels it should die out is not a valid argument.

Part of any child’s education should be an exposure to the great works of music, art and literature.

The works of Beethoven, Shakespeare and Michelangelo are the most sublime examples of mankind’s achievements.

Thank goodness my life has been enriched by my interest in the arts.

The writer’s comment that lovers of classical music think they are better than other people reveals what the real problem is – inverted snobbery.

What do they like? Country and western? Heavy-metal rock?

Charles Napier,

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