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A contribution towards a programme for the arts

A contribution towards a programme for the arts

The Editors History is about to accelerate. The world financial crisis broke a decade ago. Like car crash victims dazed by the impact, the working-class, poor and young people who continue to suffer have had little coherent response, largely due ...

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How art helped make the revolution

How art helped make the revolution

Manny Thain Revolution in Russia swept away the dictatorial rule of the tsar in February 1917. Then in October, led by the Bolshevik Party, a second revolution set up the world’s first workers’ state. Society was turned upside down as ...

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The revolutionary resilience of art

The revolutionary resilience of art

Elaine Mallon Capitalism has butchered artistic expression beyond recognition. In today’s political climate it has been reduced to its profit and investment value. Monet and Picasso have been reduced to acquisitions and investments, sought after by the super-rich and sold ...

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