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Simon Callow: “How Wagner Tried to Revolutionize Art and End Capitalism”

Persuaded by Röckel’s arguments, he became increasingly radicalized, connecting his idealistic views of the position of art in society with Röckel’s vision of a world where the power of capital was annihilated, and class, position and family prejudices would disappear. In the new order, Röckel assured him, everybody would participate in labor according to their strength and capacity, work would cease to be a burden and would eventually assume a purely artistic character.”

Depeche Mode: “Where’s The Revolution”

Depeche Mode: “Where’s The Revolution” from the new album ‘Spirit’ out March 17th, 2017

“You’ve been kept down
You’ve been pushed ’round
You’ve been lied to
You’ve been fed truths
Who’s making your decisions
You or your religion
Your government, your countries
You patriotic junkies

Where’s the revolution
Come on people
You’re letting me down
Where’s the revolution
Come on people
You’re letting me down”

“You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970”

“You Say You Want a Revolution?Records and Rebels 1966-1970”

How have the finished and unfinished revolutions of the late 1960s changed the way we live today and think about the future?  A major exhibition at Victoria & Albert explores the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism.