Dress UpI think maybe they're right.
What We Lost In The Casual Revolution
For quite a few years now, academic philosophers and sociologists, as well as popular social commentators who get paid to pronounce on such matters, have been telling us that people have been abandoning their formal personas in favor of the whims and behavior of their individual selves.
I've posted on this before, in terms of the development of dress. Indeed, I've written on it quite a bit. And indeed it fits in nicely with the them of this blog. But as I've also asked before, does it matter?
Well, I think it likely that it does. First Things adds to that discussion.