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Ouch, Marxists.

"And, as we examine our collective historiographic conscience, we might take note of the Marxist and pseudo-Marxist attempts to read, sometimes perceptively but more often with self-defeating rigidity, the economic doctrines of Karl Marx into the still mysterious creative desires of humanity."

- "Art and Freedom in Quattrocento Florence", Frederick Hartt in Modern Perspectives in Western Art History

I found this amusing, as I have had to read a decent amount of Marxist stuff for the same class.


Dec. 18th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
That's a good one. I always feel redeemed when someone throws a jab at a scholar I've had to read a lot of.
Dec. 18th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
Same, especially when my notes include lots of me disagreeing with said scholar, or at least their devotees. It shows someone other than some poor undergrad in an intro class has the same opinion.


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