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Art is Eating Itself

April 23, 2023


Everyone’s a creator now prowling for content. We are living in a social-media culture so lobotomised by vanity that it has even become possible for a person to pose outside of Auschwitz concentration camp, as if the railway track were the side of an infinity pool in Bali.

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Where is the courage to struggle? Where are the deep reservoirs of human experience and feeling? Where is the discipline needed to cultivate skill?

Emma Webb is director of Common Sense Society–United Kingdom

Originally published in The Spectator.

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