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November 23, 2012

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"On reflection, moral judgment in the arts appears rather as a tribute to their power to influence emotion and possibly conduct. And reflecting further on what some critics do today, one sees that a good many have merely shifted the ground of their moralism, transferring their impulse of righteousness to politics and social issues."

Jacques Barzun, "What Critics Are Good For"

Posted November 23, 2012 12:00 AM

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