“I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.”   —ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
We know what things cost but have no idea what they are worth.
These were innovative public provisions of uncompromisingly “high” art—much like Lord Reith’s BBC, with its self-assigned obligation to raise popular standards rather than condescend to them.
Note: En nuestro pais se deberia tratar de hacer lo mismo: No igualr por lo bajo sino por lo alto"
unwillingness to impose its authority across a uniform public space. In
Note: Gated communities