John Molyneux gives the Francis Bacon exhibition a sympathetic review (Culture, Socialist Review, October 2008). I beg to differ!
On my visit I queued with young students and children with their teachers. What would they make of all this? As teachers we have to guide our students through some difficult territory; the underworld of depravity, barbarity and the excesses of greed. We have a duty to face them with the Holocaust, the concentration camps, war and invasion.
But when such horrors are presented as art, and inevitability as entertainment, we have a problem.