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By Joseph Horowitz

Joseph Horowitz writes in ethical hearth: "If the Met’s screaming Wagnerites status on chairs (in the Nineties) are unthinkable this day, it's partially simply because we distrust excessive feeling. our kids avidly concentrate on vicarious varieties of digital interpersonal diversion. Our laptops and televisions ensnare us in a surrogate international that shuns all yet facile passions; in basic terms Jon Stewart and invoice Maher percentage moments of ethical outrage disguised as comedy."

Arguing that the earlier can end up instructive and inspirational, Horowitz revisits 4 striking personalities—Henry Higginson, Laura Langford, Henry Krehbiel and Charles Ives—whose missionary paintings within the realm of tradition signaled a trust within the primary decency of civilized human nature, within the universality of ethical values, and in growth towards a nation of peace and love.

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