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Is there really a way to differentiate between judgements that are purely aesthetic and those that are political?  I can admit that there might be judgements where aesthetics do not enter in any way -- ones that are purely based on politics (Hitler and Jewish art, perhaps).

But is there really any aesthetic judgement that is not affected by our political prejudices?  Our whole lives are affected by the politics of the societies in which we live, so I see no way that our "aesthetic" tastes could be free of political bias.

What do you think?

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