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This commentary is part of The Atlas Society's 2000 online "CyberSeminar" entitled "Nietzsche and Objectivism."
David Potts presses harder on the issue of Nietzsche’s use of “blond beast,” questioning whether Nietzsche’s use of it is primarily metaphorical in referring to the lion, or primarily referring to the German/Nordic type.
September 2004 -- For a long time critics of modern and postmodern art have relied on the "Isn't that disgusting" strategy. By that I mean the strategy of pointing out that given works of art are ugly, trivial, or in bad taste, that "a five-year-old could have made them," and so on. And they have mostly left it at that. The points have often been true, but they have also been tiresome and unconvincing—and the art world has been entirely unmoved.
Dr. Stephen Hicks is chairman of the philosophy department at Rockford College, and executive director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. Among Hicks's publications are Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault and the DVD documentary Nietzsche and the Nazis.