The Artist vs. the Propagandist

Screengrab from a video created by Rafael Shimunov

I believe in the power of art. I believe in the power of art in this moment. I believe in its power to ask the right questions and challenge us to defend our answers. Ellen DeGeneres was photographed in a luxury suite at a Dallas Cowboys home game laughing with George W. Bush. The image made the rounds on social media, where DeGeneres was taken to task. Iraq. That’s what had most commenters up in arms — the way the war and its…