Friday, 13 September 2013

Hopper on the Block

Re “Keeping an Eakins, selling a Hopper,” by Robert Zaller—

Our 1%/99% cashocracy is culture vultures running rampant. Albert Barnes was no one-percenter. His colored workers were more important to him than T.S. Eliot, that snobbish St. Louis immigrant who could only feel happy if he could feel regal. And college English departments basked in Eliot’s Anglicanized “New” criticism for a generation.

People who hoard their farm grants while planning to cut back eating for the poor is the Tea Party’s latest brilliant idea. We are decivilizing ourselves every new day now. Who cares about a single painting?

Patrick D. Hazard
Weimar, Germany
September 5, 2013

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