A quote from Agnes Callard in an essay Art Is for Seeing Evil There is a certain noble lie that we tell students about art. I was told it, and I hear it retold often by those defending great books and humanistic education. The lie is that art is a vehicle for personal moral edification or social progress, that art aims at empathy and happiness and world peace and justice and democracy and the brotherhood of man.
Good god—sorry for all of the obviously he hasn’t read this at all type of typos. [ EDIT: this of course refers to some typographical errors I made in the last post, which I have of course now gone back into and corrected, because who wants to leave that stuff laying around, right? ]
Not that anyone gives a hoot, but we notice even if we don’t say anything, right? Right.
To comfort you in this desperate time let me share this typo. It happens to all of us, one way or another.