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August 13, 2007

Hinterland Diary

John Stoehr

A sentiment still alive today? . . .

"Art is from the outset naturally not for the people. But one wants to force it to be. Everyone is supposed to have their say. For the new bliss consists of the right to speak: free speech! Oh God!"

Arnold Schoenberg, quoted in Alex Ross's book, "The Rest Is Noise," due out in October.

Posted by John Stoehr at August 13, 2007 7:46 AM