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On a train ride to the Greenbrier with members of the House and Senate, I remember sitting with Karl Rove and telling him that a culture engagement strategy was as important as a political or policy one.
And possibly more so. The Arts and Humanities have been dismissed by conservatives as frivolous. Policy is meat, art is whipped cream no allusion to Karen Finley. Politics is hard, entertainment is soft.
It takes the soapbox. It takes an appeal to the moral imagination. Ghent Altarpiece Postmodernity has trumped the Enlightenment, and so we think we no longer can be certain of what we once knew to be true.
But Truth exists, and whether we want to acknowledge it or not, it is communicated through beauty. Much has been written about the question it answers: Art reflects our deepest aspirations and hopes, our identities, in a way that no other form can. Art is freedom and it empowers.
It is no surprise that one the central figures opposing Russian totalitarianism now is the band Pussy Riot. Pussy Riot Art is unique to truly understand, seek truth and develop empathy. In my engagement with art and entertainment, what I have found elusive in the policy and political spheres is possible … shared experience.
We can put away the hard edges, the sharp elbows, and understand together. We may not always agree, but shared experience creates understanding. We need to preserve our artist legacy, not let it burn with time. My message to conservatives: Submit a Comment Your email address will not be published.Printed from pfmlures.com On the Trial of Jesus.
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Jon Morrow is the CEO of Smart Blogger (formerly Boost Blog Traffic) -- a company dedicated to teaching you what it really takes to attract loyal readers, get more . Much has been written about the question it answers: Are the cultural artifacts of a civilization worth dying for?
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May 15, · At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist. Tom Wolfe has chronicled American popular culture for more than three decades.
His best–selling books include The Electric Kool–Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and The Bonfire of the Vanities.