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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 302 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Art and Politics

FREEDOM AND CONTROL

“Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.” —Karl Marx

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Art is powerful in the way it can ignite ideas and elicit emotions. It can be used to inspire, intimidate, or even brainwash, and political leaders have never been oblivious to its functional capacities. The use of art for political purposes is a double-edged sword that some leaders have wielded with more wisdom than others.

 

Political philosophers are ...

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