Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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 In the aftermath of World War II, America - the new leader of the West - stood alone as the world's premier military power. Yet its martial confidence contrasted vividly with its sense of cultural inferiority. Still looking to a defeated and dispirited Europe for intellectual and artistic guidance, a burgeoning elite in New York City and Washington, D.C., embraced not only the war's refugees but also many of their resolutely nineteenth-century "modern" ideas as well.

- From The Devil's Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West by Michael Walsh

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