On the subject of political correctness, Robert Hughes never minced words:
And then, because the arts confront the sensitive citizen with the difference between good artists, mediocre ones and absolute duffers, and since there are always more of the last two than the first, the arts too must be politicized; so we cobble up critical systems to show that although we know what we mean by the quality of the environment, the idea of “quality” in aesthetic experience is little more than a paternalist fiction designed to make life hard for black, female and homosexual artists, who must henceforth be judged on their ethnicity, gender and medical condition rather than the merits of their work.
(Quoted from Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America, by Robert Hughes. Oxford American Lectures, April 22, 1993.)
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