“We Are the Destroyers”

Several years ago my wife Sharon and I were visiting our son Richard at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he was launching his Ph.D. program in philosophy (he graduated this past May). Touring the campus, we approached the Department of Modern Art. I’ll never forget the description emblazoning the entrance: “We Are the Destroyers.” No motto more truthfully and chillingly describes not only modern art but Modernism in all its guises, the latest iteration of which unfolds before our eyes in the wholesale toppling of historic monuments in the wake of the tragic killing of George Floyd (see “Cultural Gravediggers”). Te be Modern is to destroy.

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