Old Age

One of the most pleasantly surprising phenomena of the last year is the spontaneous and unqualified enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders among the young. Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn are living proof that age doesn’t really count for much. But then that’s something of a cliché itself, and expressed in a pretty banal sentence too. Corbyn and Sanders are “progressive” politically, but their programs are a return to some common sense positions of New Deal social democracy. Are young people today actually very conservative? Naah, that’s a pointless paradox, they’re just realistic. I might be a Bernie Sanders of abstract art, but I really, really have no dreams of going back to anything.

Paul Cezanne, Vallier The Gardener c.1906

Paul Cézanne, Vallier The Gardener c.1906

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