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  • Visual Statement: Democracy Devoured

Kennard, Peter and Phillipps, Cat, 2017, Journal Article, Visual Statement: Democracy Devoured Foreign Policy (Jan-17). pp. 20-21. ISSN 0015-7228

Abstract or Description:

Double page spread and statement in major US bi-monthly journal.

Statement by Kennardphillipps:

“American ideals are in tatters, with the rich living in policed penthouses and the poor against a backdrop of drought, disease, and poisoned water. Donald Trump was elected on a post-fact wave of anger to sort it all out, but he only aims to divide and profit from the scrapheap that Earth is fast becoming. His simplistic, violent rhetoric originates in his self-perception as a king.

He believes that corporate might is an absolute right—no matter the destructive impact corporations have on the planet and its people. Will such an outrageous, belligerent soul ever compromise or embrace cooperation? Because he likely won’t, resistance is required. As Walt Whitman, the great American poet of democracy, wrote: “Unscrew the locks from the doors!/ Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!/Whoever degrades another degrades me.”

Official URL: http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/01/16/visual-stateme...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Funders: Foreign Policy, Washington
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2017 00:49
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2017 00:49
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2705

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