I come before you in defense of beauty. At first glance, that might strike you as necessary as defending money at Davos, but take a deeper look.
When the history of our age is written, whether by human historian or computer algorithm, on silicon wafers or copper plates, in shining cities or global ashes, this will be known as the Era of Ugly.
Pick a human institution, any institution, then put it back in the deck, don’t show it to me. You chose politics, right? Ugly. Oh, it was entertainment? Ugly. Internet snark? Ugly. Reality TV, Performance Art, Advertising, the degraded Environment, Ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly.