My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Sometimes one needs a book to survive the boredom of a flight, however, in this case - one needs to be stuck on an airplane to survive this book. Elitist doesn't begin to describe it: the guy really didn't appreciate jazz, dancing, having hobbies, and basically every other form of entertainment. On a more serious note, Adorno tries to deconstruct the fetishism of the culture on an industrial scale (still in a very elitist and often contradictory way), and hints to few important points about culture becoming a compulsory consuming exercise. I would not recommend reading this without researching a bit more about the historical context of Adorno's life and work but taken critically this is a serious piece of cultural criticism, no matter if one agrees with it or not.
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