the Church and the Court

an editorial by Jasper Snow ’18, with illustration by Matthew Quigley ’19: The divine right of kings, original sin, and their transfigurations hang heavy over Manhattan. When, in 1099, Pope Urban’s crusaders captured Jerusalem, Christianity, at the threshold of deep fissures between Orthodox and Catholic sects, was legitimized as the event horizon of the West, or “Urbanity.” In the centuries since, the West has become known as the capitalist cancer of socio-political evolution, dominating the global economy. And so creation and performance, colloquially, “the arts” (in this millennia of technology-as-nature, full flush sedation via hot-media entertainments and prescription pharmaceuticals), are hinged upon a thousand-year-old stack of architectures and compositions for the Bible’s God and its Kings.

an editorial by Jasper Snow ’18, with illustration by Matthew Quigley ’19: The divine right of kings, original sin, and their transfigurations hang heavy over Manhattan. When, in 1099, Pope Urban’s crusaders captured Jerusalem, Christianity, at the threshold of deep fissures between Orthodox and Catholic sects, was legitimized as the event horizon of the West, or “Urbanity.” In the centuries since, the West has become known as the capitalist cancer of socio-political evolution, dominating the global economy. And so creation and performance, colloquially, “the arts” (in this millennia of technology-as-nature, full flush sedation via hot-media entertainments and prescription pharmaceuticals), are hinged upon a thousand-year-old stack of architectures and compositions for the Bible’s God and its Kings.