Peter Wood Reviews "The Square"

National Association of Scholars

NAS President Peter Wood reviews Ruben Östlund's new movie The Square, which satirizes modern art and other aspects of modern Swedish society. He writes at First Things:

The Square, in other words, is thoroughly “cutting-edge.” It invokes moral imperatives and stakes intellectual claims, and dissolves them both in postmodern irony. Christian is not a bad man, in the sense that he upholds the pieties of the age. But he is all surface and entirely ineffectual in a crisis. When push comes to shove, he shoves—a little boy down a flight of stairs. But he feels bad about it afterwards, and sends the boy a video message in which he blames “society” for his bad behavior.

You can read the entire review at First Things.

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