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

Posted by Matt Birchler
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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.