But today such culture is being abandoned by those to whom it actually belongs -- our ruling class. But a full-grown horse or dog, is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as a more conversable animal, than an infant of a day or a week or even a month, old.
My children were crying. The very values in the name of which he invokes the absolute are relative values, the values of aesthetics. Yet it is true that once the avant-garde had succeeded in "detaching" itself from society, it proceeded to turn around and repudiate revolutionary as well as bourgeois politics.
Four thousand men, drawn from the security forces — the National Guard and the Treasury Police — and from regular units of the Salvadoran Army, were hard at work. At the black road, the Argentines turned left, as they did each evening, heading down to Gotera, but this time they stopped in front of a small house — a hut, really, made of scrap wood and sheet metal and set among banana trees some fifteen yards from the road.
They would attack suddenly, kill a few Guardsmen and capture their weapons, then fade back into the bush. Some cleaned their weapons — mostly old M1s and Mausers, along with a few captured American M16s.
Various modes of magical travel — brooms and Apparition among them — not to mention visions and premonitions, meant that even far-flung wizarding communities were in contact with each other from the Middle Ages onwards.
Neither was the entry of journalists or individuals permitted. A superior consciousness of history -- more precisely, the appearance of a new kind of criticism of society, an historical criticism -- made this possible.
Peasants poured into the hamlet, occupying every bit of space. And then those puzzling borderline cases appear, such as the popular novelist, Simenon, in France, and Steinbeck in this country.
II Where there is an avant-garde, generally we also find a rear-guard. Does the fact that a disparity such as this within the frame of a single cultural tradition, which is and has been taken for granted -- does this fact indicate that the disparity is a part of the natural order of things?
Hip Hop was disruptive. Two days before, Operaci? Today the native of China, no less than the South American Indian, the Hindu, no less than the Polynesian, have come to prefer to the products of their native art, magazine covers, rotogravure sections and calendar girls.
I am performing a refusal. And only with Rembrandt do "lonely" artists begin to appear, lonely in their art.
To fill the demand of the new market, a new commodity was devised: Today we no longer look toward socialism for a new culture -- as inevitably as one will appear, once we do have socialism. It has been capitalized at a tremendous investment which must show commensurate returns; it is compelled to extend as well as to keep its markets.
This until then had been inextricably associated with literacy. His father had arranged the nomination, his first national award. But the absolute is absolute, and the poet or artist, being what he is, cherishes certain relative values more than others.
In the academy, he was a magnetic figure, charismatic from the start.
He had painted an ambivalent picture. We will not stand by or be aloof—we will move. Nor has it shown any regard for geographical and national cultural boundaries. Some of these men and women — most of them young, and casually dressed in T-shirts and jeans and work pants — began dumping out into the dust a glinting clutter of machetes, picks, and hoes.
They had walked from their small house, several miles outside El Mozote, where the dirt track joins the black road. Another mass product of Western industrialism, it has gone on a triumphal tour of the world, crowding out and defacing native cultures in one colonial country after another, so that it is now by way of becoming a universal culture, the first universal culture ever beheld.
True, the first settlers of bohemia -- which was then identical with the avant-garde -- turned out soon to be demonstratively uninterested in politics. It is the source of its profits. He lived there until the American icon essay. For what is called the academic as such no longer has an independent existence, but has become the stuffed-shirt "front" for kitsch.
Capitalism in decline finds that whatever of quality it is still capable of producing becomes almost invariably a threat to its own existence.
Throughout the western part of the country, where an abortive rebellion had been centered, members of the National Guard, along with civilian irregulars, lined peasants up against a wall and shot them.
As the officers understood only too quickly, the ultimate sanction that the Americans could brandish — turning off the aid spigot — threatened to hurt the Americans themselves as much as it would hurt the Salvadorans, since the American fear of a Communist El Salvador taking its place alongside Sandinista Nicaragua had become overriding.
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