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Though today all art has and must have a bad conscience to the extent that it does not make itself stupid, nevertheless its abolishment would be false in a world in which what dominates needs art as its corrective: the contradiction between what is and the true, between the management of life and humanity.
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Jesus withdrew. Jesus withdrew. No, seriously, Jesus withdrew.
Thankfully not all the way.
I was watching the news the other day and wondering how it is that I like watching the news, even though the news itself is unrelentingly depressing and even angering, even infuriating to tell you the truth, and that all of the uplifting things that you might see on the news programs are these contrived, treacly-sweet things that are not news, but seem to have been put there just to keep us from turning the channel and watching a rerun of Law and Order for the twentieth time because the rest of the programming is so unrelentingly unpleasant. 1,941 more words