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The Artist's Burden

Posted to Poetry and Politics

Thank you, Zlatko, for posting this document.

I'm not surprised by some of the usual ill-spirited & bellicose replies it's received here.

Statistics bear out the fact that the less informed you are, the more you are for this war. The Big Picture, for some, is little more than a page from the Patriotic Coloring Book.

The Grand Canvas, however, remains elusive to many. This is a shame, of course, but nothing new. Perhaps it is, to paraphrase that classic Imperial sentiment, "the Artist's Burden".