The Unbearable Lightness of Being
by Milan Kundera
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Part 6, Chapter 9 Summary
- Politicians use kitsch all the time – just think about a politician kissing a baby.
- What is truly dangerous is totalitarian kitsch, a kitsch that banishes that which does not belong to its aesthetic realm.
- Often, this means banishing individualism. He cites the gulag as a tool of kitsch.