what is authoritarianism?

Living in a winter nation I get to see a lot of Russia these days, that is; Russia as it likes to present itself through the Olympics. Living in a society praising equality, there are several things about  Russian leadership (as presented through media) which strikes me as rather odd… The Philosophers Mail claims that authoritarianism…

art as propaganda –

– on behalf of the good: Art is a living resource for our heart.   Mark Rothko: You’ve got sadness in you, I’ve got sadness in me – and my works of art are places where the two sadnesses can meet, and therefore both of us need to feel less sad. Richard Long: highly irregular…

‘The question of what art is for has for too long been needlessly treated as obscure: it is to help us live and die.’   – Alain de Botton …