Politics and Art

Would you read a novel by someone whose political opinions make you cringe? The question came up over the recent quote by sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card condemning gay marriage and warning that allowing the state to recognize same-sex unions would result in the fall of Western civilization as we know it (that’s the power of gay sex, apparently.) Maud explains her stance not to read Card in this post. Ed offers thoughtful comments, as usual. And Mark discusses the issue in the more general context of art, visual or otherwise.