Monday, September 10, 2007

Art Came Second.

Holland Cotter has a piece in the Times today about the Art Parade. With all his talk of death, he missed something significant. Art was not ahead of the news as he states. The news--or what hopefully never ever becomes the news--was very much out front, ahead of the art. Leading the Malcolm X Shabazz High School Band was a group from the school's ROTC program. We can only pray that the war doesn't cut short the lives of any of these young brave kids, but it's a mistake not to recognize that it's a possibility and that it's right in front of us. I think we've done enough of that over the last 4.5 years.

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