"Q. Then the function of art is always one of mediation?
A. Yes. A mediation, but also more than that because art can represent the image of the human condition as it is rooted above and beyond the social sphere, which was my main point in relating art to Eros; art represents conflicts, hopes, and sufferings which cannot in any way be settled by the class struggle."---Herbert Marcuse, 1978 interview.
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