Kurt felt that Rock & Roll--and popular arts overall-- were grievously neglected by academia and cultural historians in 1968. "...there is still no course in TV watching that could provide us with even the minimum equipment for cultural self-defense. So we and our children will continue to be victims of media such as TV — until we at least begin to try to make some sense out of what the hell these media are, what they mean, and what they are doing to us in all our pretentious ignorance. And there is no course in the history of rock and roll or rhythm and blues." In this article in the June, 1968 edition of artscanada magazine, he makes his case.