“Wealthy Enough To Practice Folly”

That’s actually the answer.

I debated a famous communist painter back in the 80’s.

He was angry when I explained to him that every work of art he’d mentioned was the product of an expansionary empire that practiced slavery, serfdom, and suppression of local custom in order to increase general wealth by increasing the opportunity for commerce.

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