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Faking It in Art and Politics

Dan107 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:12 AM
Hard work? Liberals? Hahaha! Never the two shall meet. Speaking of art! That socialist art is so uplifting, isn't it? I'm trying to recall one great work of art, one great celebration of the human spirit created by a socialist system that doen't involve escape from that system. Nothing comes to mind... Anyone? Anyone?
Here's a resolution for one and all as we slide down the fiscal cliff (or not): Beware of fakery in popular places. Fakery, particularly in the culture both high and low, bubbles up from the media, affecting the way we see everything -- even, for example, politics.

Roger Scruton, the public philosopher and conservative commentator, writes in Aeon magazine, a provocative digital magazine of ideas and culture, how fake ideas, fake criticism and fake emotions have come to dominate public conversation and marginalize thoughtful appreciation of beauty, truth and honest debate. His initial concern is about the collusion of...