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By Nato Thompson

one of many country's top activist curators explores how enterprises and governments have used paintings and tradition to mystify and control us.

The construction of tradition was the area of artists, yet starting within the early 1900s, the rising fields of public family, marketing reworked the best way the strong converse with the remainder of us. A century later, the instruments are extra refined than ever, the onslaught extra relentless.

In Culture as Weapon, acclaimed curator and critic Nato Thompson finds how associations use artwork and tradition to make sure gains and constrain dissent--and indicates us that there are options. An eye-opening account of how ads, media, and politics paintings today, tradition as Weapon offers a considerably new means of taking a look at our world.

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