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The Face of Civilization?

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The Face of Civilization?

Law & Liberty May 5, 2022
OtherCulture & Society

The Russian rapper Face is undoubtedly brave in standing up to Putin. But can we no longer confront savagery with beauty?

When you are threatened by a serious and dangerous enemy, is the enemy of your enemy your friend? This is the question that came to my mind when I first learned about a Russian rap singer called Face. Face has, so to speak, defaced himself by having tattoos inscribed on his face. His language is not of the most select. His response to his critics, if reports are to be believed and the translation is accurate, commends them to kneel and perform a lewd act. Without expletives, his work would be considerably shorter than it is.

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Theodore Dalrymple is a contributing editor of City Journal and a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Photo by AlenPopov/iStock

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