Alain de Botton
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Alain de Botton is the author of a new book, The News: A User's Manual [Pantheon, $26.95]. He is the founder of and He lives in London and can be contacted via his website at

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The Problem With the Art Establishment

(39) Comments | Posted 10 October 2013 | (00:00)

The modern world thinks of art as very important, something close to the meaning of life. The symptoms of this elevated regard include the opening of new museums, the channelling of significant government resources towards the production and display of art, the desire on the part of the guardians of...

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