" It is the accepted view now that real culture must be purely classical; but we see most intense disputes on each side of the question, and there is no denying that the opposite camp has strong points in its favor.

" "You are for classics, Sergey Ivanovitch.

Will you take red wine?" said Stepan Arkadyevitch.

"I am not expressing my own opinion of either form of culture," Sergey Ivanovitch said, holding out his glass with a smile of condescension, as to a child.

" I only say that both sides have strong arguments to support them," he went on, addressing Alexey Alexandrovitch.

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