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FEINTS, JABS, LOW BLOWS, ROUNDHOUSES ; AND THE GENTLE ART OF THE; COUNTERPUNCH; Art's power comes with responsibility
[Chicago Final Edition]
Chicago Tribune - Chicago, Ill.
Subjects: Motion pictures; Novels; Freedoms; Image; Social responsibility; Art
Author: Davis, Lennard J
Date: Mar 6, 2005
Start Page: 1
Section: Perspective
Abstract (Document Summary)

When critics and pundits argue that we shouldn't criticize a work of art because of freedom of expression or the work's fictional status, they paradoxically weaken the very artistic freedom claimed. If only artists are free and the audience or critics are counseled to hold their tongues in the name of artistic freedom, there is a serious contradiction.

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