Terrible artists can be great people. And terrible people can be great artists. Modern-day pressure campaigns to cancel stars for their abhorrent behavior fail to separate the art from the artist—and pose a threat to our culture. On this episode of The Re-Education, Eli Lake considers what we stand to lose when we boycott disgraced geniuses.
- 00:03 - Segment: Introduction
- 00:20 - Segment: Monologue
- 15:05 - Segment: Interview with author and art historian Victoria Coates
Victoria’s book, David’s Sling: A History of Democracy in Ten Works of Art