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For the listener—for those three minutes and 30 seconds of pop bliss—they are in that world, where those feelings [power, danger, passion, love] are real. Those feeling are ample justification for the appreciation, even the loving, of pop music. … Pop stars may not be visionary, may not even be artists, but they are skilled craftsmen and their product is undeniably an impressive one.
Clay Wortmann ‘15, defending pop music in his second-place speech during the Charles Finney Oratorical competition.

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