Sunday, July 19, 2020

Moral Values Versus Artistic Achievement

In his book Studies in European Realism, the Marxist philosopher George Lukacs says that progressivism comes naturally to the writer because he is sensitive to the situation of the most suffering class. When I look at the world around me, I realize that several good writers are progressives (though a few of them are conservatives). This makes me think that there is little or no connection between artistic achievement and moral values. A hateful progressive writer may go a long way, while a moral writer may fail to produce a masterpiece.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great article. What is your e-mail?