The Cult of Amazon: Meet the Most Hardcore Reviewers on the Site

This is about authority figures on Amazon, but it’s hard to dispute this nugget:

The 20th century had a profound impact on classical music. It’s understandable that composers would cease feeling obligated to write pleasant music after witnessing Hiroshima and Auschwitz, but it’s also understandable that ticket buyers wouldn’t feel obligated to sit through some of the results—or at least not as many ticket buyers as in the 19th century.