Few are the leisure-class people who pursue writing as an art.
Very fitly does Mr. Veblen, in his interesting book, call decorum "a product and an exponent of the leisure-class life."
It is rather that the leisure-class scheme of life here comes to an expression at the second remove.
As a leisure-class usage of this kind we have, particularly, that bizarre survival of bellicose chivalry, the German student duel.
The leisure-class canon demands strict and comprehensive futility, the instinct of workmanship demands purposeful action.
These aptitudes and habits have an exceptionally favorable chance of survival under the leisure-class regime.
The positive discipline of the leisure-class scheme of life goes pretty much all the other way.
This leisure-class function is not without an important bearing on the higher and on the spread of knowledge and culture.
This attitude should occasion no surprise in the case of schools which are shaped by and rest upon a leisure-class culture.
This contention of the leisure-class spokesmen of the humanities seems to be substantially sound.