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The clash over new classics

Harvard professors take flack for including pop culture classics like Star Wars in classes:

It could be that the appearance of “Star Wars” on a syllabus is not as populist a gesture as it initially seems. “I think part of what Harvard is doing is embracing the fact that America’s elites today need to be as conversant in ‘Star Wars’ as they are in Stravinsky,” Kaufman says.