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CAMILLE PAGLIA:After a career that saw among such things as the romotion of Modanna as a sexual liberator, we now get
The route to a renaissance of the American fine arts lies through religion... When a society becomes all-consumed in the provincial minutiae of partisan politics, as has happened in the US over the past
20 years, all perspective is lost. Great art can be made out of love
for religion, as well as rebellion against it. But a totally secularized society with contempt for religion sinks into materialism and self-absorption and gradually goes slack, without leaving an
artistic legacy.
Camille Paglia, "Religion and the Arts in America", A lecture at
Colorado College, February 2007, available on CSPAN


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