After having said a few things on Facebook about Carl I. Hagen and his way of behaving in public life, things that I could well say again, I still had to think. Of course, it is right to say that many have turned a deaf ear to him and other people in FrP through the years. Some of it is, I think, due to snobbery, but also both the content and the form of many of the suggestions or demands have been really problematic. I mean, to suggest that the National Theatre could well be turned into a casino is only one of quite a lot of provocative statements.
If you should happen to think that we actually need artists and an art life, or maybe that society in general was not that bad, for instance…there has been ample reason for being angry with them, on many fields. They have not presented themselves particularly nicely or adequately.