The state as a work of art
Unlike Renaissance Europe, when human character, state forms, and international institutions were recognized as artistic constructions, we appear to be entering an artistically and philosophically frills-free era. History, literature and fine arts, for example, are becoming redundant items on the educational menu for growing minds.
Rosita Dellios. "The state as a work of art" Culture Mandala: The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies 1.1 (1994).
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