In a recent Wall Street Journal article, American author, teacher and social critic Camille Paglia wrote  that "too many artists have lost touch with the general audience and have retreated to an airless echo chamber... "For the arts to revive in the U.S., young artists must be rescued from their sanitized middle-class backgrounds. We need a revalorization of the trades that would allow students to enter those fields without social prejudice (which often emanates from parents eager for the false cachet of an Ivy League sticker on...
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