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James Simpson: Iconoclasm and the Cultural Revolution

Presented by Wellesley College at Clapp Library Lecture Room, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

Dec 04 2019
James Simpson: Iconoclasm and the Cultural Revolution

A look at the history of Anglo-American iconoclasm and contemporary “progressive” iconoclasm in the U.S. with Harvard professor of English James Simpson.

A look at the history of Anglo-American iconoclasm and contemporary “progressive” iconoclasm in the U.S. with Harvard professor of English James Simpson, who will discuss how the standard liberal view is that iconoclasts are somewhere else and “them.” “They” are vandals in other parts of the globe who destroy art (e.g. ISIS; China’s cultural revolution). The history of Anglo-American iconoclasm tells a slightly less comfortable story of iconoclasts having been us and here (England

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