Camille Paglia on Art and Capitalism

The Wall Street Journal’s Saturday “Review” section is one of the best weekly magazines around, because of articles like this one from Camille Paglia:

Capitalism has its weaknesses. But it is capitalism that ended the stranglehold of the hereditary aristocracies, raised the standard of living for most of the world and enabled the emancipation of women. The routine defamation of capitalism by armchair leftists in academe and the mainstream media has cut young artists and thinkers off from the authentic cultural energies of our time.