“I read Bobos I Paradise when it came out and did not see it as a liberal critique, but a critique on the baby boomer generation and the evolving middle class. His descriptions of modern day Americans were in contrast to the hippie and yuppy values and aesthetics. An eye-opening comment for me that I come back to ofter was the detail about how the American parlor in the 1800s signaled middle class status. Flash forward to the 90s and instead of gathering in the parlor we gathered in gourmet kitchens. Now everyone socializes in a great room over a kitchen island and everyone pitches in the cook, rather than servants doing the work and the food prep is hidden. It made me question why things are done a particular way.
So this episode seems harsh and the social context it was written seems forgotten. I love Micheal Hobbs - you can do better, I believe in you!”
Autumn in Vermont via Apple Podcasts ·
United States of America ·