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EDITORIAL I n artistic beauty there is truth—constant and refreshing—a goodness. I often observe that the aesthetic world, including the world of letters of tyrants and fanatics, is devoid of beauty. Furthermore, such a visual and literary world is often constituted of kitsch, cynical bromides with sinister intent: think of Adolf Hitler's slogan, a narrow and restrictive prescription for women, Kinder, Kueche, Kirche (children, kitchen, church); or the motto, that with great cruelty, overarched the entrance of Auschwitz: Arbeit Macht Frei—Work Frees. This past August was the fiftieth anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King's historic march on Washington. During the period of the march I asked Dr. King a question during a single brief meeting: I had been brought by a teacher to hear him speak at another school; we were late, and he favored me with a brief private interview. Showered by images of Rev. King in The Boston Globe, Herald and on television, he and John Kennedy formed the iconic leadership of my youth. "What can I do to help?" I asked. His reply was, "Look evil in the eye and give it no succor." I often think of Dr. King's words when I hear the ravings, shrill or toneless, of fanatics. I think of them also, I daresay, when I hear similar conversation from quarters purporting to be the most liberal in our land. Beauty resides not only in the plastic world but in the realm of words, which may also possess a beauty, memorialized in their quotation or repetition. HYLAND

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