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By Caroline Levine

A provocative and compelling booklet that explores the complicated courting among democracy and avant-garde paintings, supplying a stunning new viewpoint at the serious position that the humanities play in democratic governance at domestic and abroad.

  • Covers a extensive diversity of issues, from disputes over public paintings, copyright, and obscenity, to the operations of the home Un-American actions Committee in the course of the chilly War
  • Highlights targeted and now and then surprising debates over the function of the rebellious artist inside society

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By Caroline Levine

A provocative and compelling booklet that explores the complicated courting among democracy and avant-garde paintings, supplying a stunning new viewpoint at the serious position that the humanities play in democratic governance at domestic and abroad.

  • Covers a extensive diversity of issues, from disputes over public paintings, copyright, and obscenity, to the operations of the home Un-American actions Committee in the course of the chilly War
  • Highlights targeted and now and then surprising debates over the function of the rebellious artist inside society

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