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Manfred B Steger

Manfred B. Steger reviews 'Aesthetics and World Politics' by Roland Bleiker

March 2010, no. 319 01 March 2010
Ever since Plato famously proposed to banish poets and their ‘embellished tales’ from his ideal Republic, the relationship between art and politics has been strained. On the negative end of the spectrum hovers the warning example of a failed Austrian landscape painter who proceeded to push the world into total war. What makes things even worse is that the remarkable appeal of Hitler’s ghastl ... (read more)