• Can We Separate Art from the Artist? Should We?

    11 days ago - By Observer

    Let's begin with a “what if.”
    What if Laurence Olivier, whom many consider the finest English-language actor of the 20 th century, what if today, even two decades after his demise, he was accused by a woman, or a man, or several of them, of untoward advances, even that he forced them to have nonconsensual sex?
    We all know what would happen. Without any trial or formal vetting of the charges, in the court of the so called “cancel culture,” Sir Laurence would be convicted and branded an irredeemable sexual scoundrel. Cries would go out to rescind his awards, to cease any showings of his...
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