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Art and the Hierarchy of Needs – “Cultural Amnesia” – Clive James

September 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Art, Civilisation, Culture, History, Humanism, Literature, Totalitarianism

We also have to grasp that art proves its value by still mattering to people who have been deprived of every other freedom: indeed instead of mattering less, it matters more.

Very true – the willingness of people in repressed regimes to risk their lives in the name of artistic expression is telling.

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