The Right Coast

March 11, 2004
Yes, he was the greatest
By Tom Smith

Yes, Yeats was the greatest poet in English since Shakespeare. I can think of anyone better, anyway. Of course, it helps that everything went seriously downhill after his time, in terms of the arts. I suppose the motive of post-modernists might be, "if we can't produce art (and we can't), then nobody else will be able to either, ever again! And we'll make sure everyone is (mis)educated, so they can't appreciate the art of the past, either. There, my revenge is complete!" Some other day, I'll tell you about my pilgrimage to Sligo. Forget about Christians. Anybody who cares about beauty should be homeschooling.