The Power of Art in a Political Age

From a New York Times column by David Brooks headlined “The Power of Art in a Political Age”:

I sometimes feel I’m in a daily struggle not to become a shallower version of myself. The first driver of shallowization is technology, the way it shrinks attention span, fills the day with tempting distractions. The second driver is the politicization of everything. Like a lot of people, I spend too much of my time enmeshed in politics — the predictable partisan outrages, the campaign horse race analysis, the Trump scandal du jour.

So I’m trying to take countermeasures. I flee to the arts.