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“There is no document of culture that is not at the same time a document of barbarism.”

Walter Benjamin

This is the manifest tragedy of culture because (almost?) everything which is admired for valid reasons, was or is also used by various authoritarian, or even fascist, regimes: as legitimation, as alleged proof of cultural permanence, as pomp or as a weapon. This is equally true for poetry, music, the fine arts, architecture, design and the media. And, despite all efforts, no work of art or other cultural product can protect itself from this kind of instrumentalisation.

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