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... all freedoms—including Ionesco's privilege to shrug his shoulders at politics—“
were, at one time or another, political achievements.” It is not “politics which is the
arch-enemy of art; it is neutrality . . . [which is] a political position like any other.
As for its political ideas, where politics has not yet been softened up by
psychiatric charity, Miller still writes on the level of ... Quentin's political bravery is
demonstrated by his triumphantly interrupting the harangue of the chairman of
the House ...
It is impossible to see The Great Dictator in 1964 without thinking of the hideous
reality behind the movie, and one is depressed by the shallowness of Chaplin's
political vision. One cringes at that embarrassing final speech, when the Little ...
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review