Author Stephen Moore explains that there are two distinct but related ways to think about the War On Art.
One is to see the war as a crusade to suppress and destroy art, and to deny the very possibility of art being anything other than what it is.
The other is to consider it a war on the people, which Moore says is the more accurate reading of the facts.
As we have seen, the war on art is not a war against art, it is a war to suppress the expression of creativity, to suppress people’s freedom of expression.
This is the understanding that the Art Museum, which has the mission of “protecting the cultural heritage of the United States” is supposed to protect.
It is a job that is “of paramount importance to the entire nation,” says Moore, and a war waged against those who are in a position to protect it.
As a matter of fact, Moore believes that the war is “about the very survival of art.”
Moore, who has been a critic of art for many years, says, “The war on Art has become a war over the very existence of art.
I don’t see it as a war, because it is an attack on the very identity of art and the cultural history of America.”
As the War Against Art gets underway, it seems that the culture wars will get even more intense.