"I think I understand more clearly than you imagine what you mean. Not long ago I visited an exhibition of modern pictures at Pittsburgh. Almost every European nation was represented. As I looked at those pictures I felt I could see through them into the minds of the nations which had created them.

"I could see the torment out of which they had been born. If the nation's psychology was still diseased so was its art. The traces of neurosis were unmistakable. If, on the other hand, the nation was on the road to...

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