Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Love thy enemy ? ! ?

"Capitalist antipathy to art is not one-dimensional; every dedicated artist must consciously or not end up as an enemy of capitalism . . . He may consider himself 'uncommitted', he may seek refuge in skepticism, he may even claim to be conservative. But unless, profoundly confused about social and intellectual issues, he embraces a romantic reaction against progress, his revolt will emerge clearly in his work."

(Georg Lukáçs, "The Ideal of the Harmonious Man in Bourgeois Aesthetics")

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