“To me it seemed elementary that a belief in Marx should be accompanied by a belief in, say, Cézanne; and that the development of art since Cézanne should interest the completely revolutionary mind as much as the development of socialist theory since Proudhon. I wanted to discuss, not only Sorel and Lenin, but also Picasso and Joyce. But no one saw the connection. Each isolated on his separated prong denied the relevance of the force animating the other prongs. No one could see that it was the same force that was transforming the whole of reality-of our interpretation of reality I ought rather to say. To me it seemed just as important to destroy the established bourgeois ideals in literature, painting and architechture as it was to destroy the established bourgeois ideals in economics.” – Herbert Read, Anarchy and Order, p. 76-77.

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