In 'The Last Days of New Paris', Art Kills Nazis

In 'The Last Days of New Paris', Art Kills Nazis

By Chris Barsanti

In Miéville’s imagining, art isn't something to hang in a museum. It is politics. It is freedom. Like Woody Guthrie’s guitar of old, this art kills fascists. 30 Aug 2016 // 8:30 AM

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