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  1. Feb 2019
  2. Mar 2017
    1. who had previously complained of the Marxist concern with propaganda in art, them-selves wrote books in which they identified their esthetic with an anti-Fascist politics

      Interesting with the bit I had on Tim Kreider. Art is not just better propaganda, it can never not be propaganda.

    1. empting to mingle the two can produce only sterile off-spring.

      The cartoonist and essayist Tim Kreider wrote a piece (which, like a lot of his work, now seems to be gone from the Internet) arguing that, as a political cartoonist who has to balance political demagoguery and creating art, that the divide is fake. "Art" is not only more artistic, it also makes better propaganda than "propaganda." Political cartoons are a great example of how the balance between the two can work yet how rarely it does.

  3. Feb 2017
    1. male hecklers who threatened violence,

      This is only loosely related to Grimke's personal struggle, but I do want to point out that the women's suffrage movement did retaliate measure-for-measure. Edith Garrud, the woman in the cartoon trained her fellow suffragettes in judo and ambush tactics against the police that included barbed wire traps and escape artistry.

  4. Jan 2017
    1. since even the brightest Truth when Dogmatically dic1a1ed is apt 10 offem.l our Readers, and make them imag-ine their Liherly's impos'd on

      Seems relevant today. I've seen a lot of arguments about the proper tone and etiquette of online conversations about political issues, particularly shunning anything that pushes the opposition too hard. But as for Astell, I connect this with my earlier note on the fine line of early women's rhetoric. Look at early anti-suffrage propaganda, any suggestion of change can only result in terrible social destruction.

  5. Nov 2015
    1. "Freedom River" (1971), a cartoon parable narrated by Orson Welles. Cute, and its message is more pressing today. But they should have included a bit about how much of the nation was built by people who were here first, and others who were enslaved.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABKLirW24LE<br> Open Culture has a background story.