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How is Activist Engagement Related to Liberal Education?

The debates around the recent Occupy movement have prompted questions about what constitutes effective action and whether the current young generation is engaged in social issues.

How Have Artists Dealt With Political Issues in the Modern Age?

In past ages, artists were essentially craftsmen carrying out the wishes of the ruling political, aristocratic, and religious elites. When modern artists gained a degree of economic independence in the late 18th century, and with the rise of democratic ideals, a minority began criticizing the establishment as an artistic opposition, and this has continued to the present day.