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High Culture better?

We are going through David Bruce Hegeman's book Plowing in Hope in our Wednesday morning IAM discussion group and today we discussed his  perceived argument that high culture is better than folk and popular.  Yeah, you can imagine the sides to this one!  The greatest thing I received from the discussion is that the purpose(Noble or not) of the art's form should be the deciding factor not physical form (Phil 4:8; II Tim 2:20). When there was such a degree of classes in our work (nobility, servants), there was a more defined culture grid - everything is so accessible now and very much dependent on taste. It is hard to "label" something specifically in one of these 3 categories.  Should culture be based maybe on a horizontal scale rather than good, better, best?  I leave it with you...