The Malignity of Bad Taste

Once again at The European Conservative, the critical doctor contemplates the decayed state of Western music after reading a book about the Bataclan terrorist attack written by one of the survivors.

The second explanation is that the Western artistic tradition (in practically all fields) is exhausted, modernism having been both a symptom and a cause of that exhaustion. The kind of performance given by the EODM is a substitute—or desperate search for—originality, the romantic cult of the latter having been reinforced by our cult of individualism.

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