By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

The Current "Longest Strawman Argument Article" of 2022 is…

Alice Gribbin: The Empathy Racket

Asking artworks to teach people lessons means asking those who engage art to see themselves as morally wanting. As a circumscribed expectation of an art encounter, empathy burdens the mind. The imperative that one corral one’s feelings in a single direction is spirit-smothering, tyrannous.

There may be some elements of truth in this piece, but this article is my current leader for Longest Strawman Argument Article winner of 2022.

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