“That is what the defenders of our exclusive art say. But I think they do not themselves believe it. They cannot help knowing that fine art can arise only on the slavery of the masses of the people, and can continue only as long as the slavery lasts, and they cannot help knowing that only under conditions of intense labor for the workers can specialists—writers, musicians, dancers, and actors—arrive at that finer degree of perfection to which they do attain, or produce their refined works of art; and only under the same condition can there be a fine public to esteem such productions. Free the slaves of capital, and it will be impossible to produce such refined art.”