Letter to ARC

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Letter to ARC

From Brian K. Yoder

Published before 2005


It hardly needs to be said (and it has been said many times before), but nobody here has ever claimed that the state should prevent people from producing any kind of utter garbage and calling it art. I know Fred has mentioned this quite forcefully in an article on the website, but I should echo it as well. Even the most depraved and stupid modernist has every right in the world to produce the most reprehensible garbage in the world, and the state has no business attempting to make him stop. That however doesn't mean that I can't criticize his work and (rightly) claim that it is worthless and not worth the time it took to make. Just because I say it's rotten doesn't mean that I want to see the state stand in the way of its creation.

-- Brian